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INDEX 

TO 

VOLUMES XXI TO XXV 

NOVEMBER, 1929— AUGUST, 1931 



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INDEX TO VOLUMES XXI-XXV OF THE 
SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 



EXPLANATORY 



In addition to the usual abbreviations, the following are used: 

A. A. C, American Alumni Council. 

A. A. U. \\\, American Association of University Women. 

N. R. A., National Recovery Administration. 

S. C, Smith College. 

S. C. A. C. W., Smith College Association for Christian Work. 

S. C. R. U., Smith College Relief Unit. 

Names of alumnae, when occurring as main entries, have class designations appended. 

In the case of married alumnae, all entries are put under the married name, but 
reference is made from the maiden name (except under Necrology) and the class designa- 
tion is given under both headings. 

Names of active members of the faculty (except the President) have (f) appended, 
and if alumnae, have also class designation. 

In the section Necrology (at the end of this index) are listed the names of alumnae, non- 
graduates, faculty and other officers, and notable friends of the college, whose deaths are 
recorded in the volumes indexed. These items are not repeated in the main alphabet. 

References are to volume and page, but that possessors of unbound volumes may use 
the index conveniently, a table is appended showing what pages are in each number: 

Vol. XXI 



Vol. XXII 



Vol. XXIII 



Nov. 1929 


pp. 


1-140 


Feb. 1930 




141-264 


May 1530 




265-396 


July 1930 




397-556 


Nov. 1930 


pp. 


1-128 


Feb. 1931 




129-252 


May 1931 




253-388 


July 1931 




389-544 


Nov. 1931 


pp. 


1-128 


Feb. 1932 




129-252 



Vol. XXIV 



Vol. XXV 



May 1932 


pp. 


253-380 


Aug. 1932 




381-524 


Nov. 1932 


pp. 


1-116 


Feb. 1933 




117-232 


May 1933 




233-348 


Aug. 1933 




349-484 


Nov. 1933 


pp. 


1-116 


Feb. 1934 




117-232 


May 1934 




233-348 


Aug. 1934 




349-484 




INDEX 



A PAGE 

A., A., Bridesmaids for Junior Ushers? ... 21: 488 

— letter on having had N. Thomas for 
Commencement speaker 22: 476 

Abbott, Eleanor A. 13 23: 149 

Abbott, Jere (f), sketch of 24: 42 

— The Museum of Art Announces Two 
Acquisitions 24: 

— The College Museum 25: 

— A Degas for the Museum 25: 

Abbott, Josephine (Dormitzer) 11, sketch 

of, as candidate for Alumnae Trustee. . 21: 
Abbott, Senda (Berenson), Director of 

Physical Training, work of, 22: 26. 

Achievement [verse], L. I. P. Franklin 23: 152 

Adams, Jane 35, and Constance Morrow 

35, "The Model League " 24: 270 

Admission, see College entrance 

Adventures in Painting, D. Ochtman. ... 22: 7 

After College, What? Kathryn McHale . . 25: 30 
After Finishing a Detective Story [verse], 

B. (L.) Zogbaum 22: 



164 

10 

166 

330 

266 



137 
51 
382 
57 



Again Our Advertisers, L. P. Collin 21 

Age, The, of Literacy, R. B. Perry 23 

Agnew, Ruth (f), acknowledgment to . . . . 21 

— review of M. E. Chase's The Silver 

Shell 22: 68 

— "Rodelinda Wins Plaudits in Press. ... 22: 407 

— selected radio programs prepared by . . 23: 271 
Ainsworth, Dorothy 16 (f), The Develop- 
ment of Athletics at Smith College .... 22: 22 

Air-travel, William Cowper on 21 : 286 

Alderman, George W., studies bells 22: 17 

Aldis, Dorothy K. ex-17, Dresses [verse]. . . 22: 29 
Alexander, King of Jugoslavia, honors A. 

W. Kaltenbach 21 : 35 

Alice in Funderland. [Alumnae stunt]. . . . 24: 394 
All Aboard [for Alumnae Association 

Semicentennial ] 22: 323 

All in the Day's Work, J. Duke and others 25 : 239 
Allen, Frank Gates, gift of, for athletic 

field 22: 23 

Allen, M. S. 06, seeSeiffert, Marjorie (Allen) 

Allen Field, old 22: 23 

— new 22: 24, 25 

Alsterlund, Betty 34, compiles Bulletin 

Board 23: 299. 467; 24: 51 

Alumnae, S. C, as actresses 23: 26 

— as actuaries 23: 148 

— as lawyers 25: 22 

— as nurses 23 : 268 

— as radio workers 25 : 133 

— Hide and Seek. [Lists of those whose 
addresses are unknown] 21: 186; 22: 318 

— in California 23: 32 

— in England 23: 155 

— in Washington 23:273 

— in Chicago 24: 239 

— occupations and marriage of 22: 408 

See also Necrology; We See by the 
Papers 

Alumnae Assembly. 1930 21 



463 
440 
435 
393 
393 



1931 22: 

1932 23: 

1933 24: 

1934 25: 

Alumnae Association, meetings, reports, 

general news 21: 76, 206, 331, 501; 22: 71 

193, 325, 491; 23: 73, 198, 320. 477 
24: 72, 183. 296. 438; 25: 67. 179. 298, 433 

— fellowships 21: 503; 23: 481; 25: 298 

— History of, H. S. Ripperger 22: 253 

— Regional conference 21 : 207 

— Reading lists 21: 292; 22: 264; 24: 296 

— War Service Fund 21 : 504 

— Presidents (list) 22: 327 

— Semicentennial 22: 71, 129, 323.417, 419 

— President, candidates for 23: 321 

— membership, new plan for promoting. . 23: 479 
See also May Day Meetings 

Alumnae Building at S. C: Spanish Real 
Estate [a plea for a building], K. (G.) 
Norton 21: 154 



PACT 

— statements about 22: 273; 23: 399 

— Shall We Build an? [Questions and 
answers] 22: 278 

— A Health to an ... T. (P.)R 22: 327 

— discussion of, and vote for. June, 1931.. 

— The Alumnae Building and the Alum- 
nae Fund, A. (W.) Teagle ... 22: 47? 

— The Need, the Cost, the . . . Site, F, 

(H.) Plimpton 22: 474 

— What Do You Want? [Committee re- 
quests plans.] 23:71 

— Don't Forget That Bids Are Low. J. (S.) 

Clark 23: 190 

— Alumnae Homes in Other Colleges. J. 

(S.) Emerson 2 1 : 1 56 

Alumnae Census. 1931 22: 408 

Alumnae College, How about an? I. 

McL. S. 23 23: H4 

— decision for >.<,: 434, 4K 1 

— announcement of 24:155 

— faculty 24: 254 

— President's address at first 24: 349 

— The Story as Told by a Student, A. 

(M.) Wright 24: 352 

— Our Second Alumnae College. R. R. 
Blodgett 25: 352 

— a husband's view of the alumnae college 25: 431 
Alumnae Council: 

February meetings. 1930 21: 206, 333, 334 

1931 22: 193. 328 

1932 23: 198. 259 

1933 24: 183. 252. 253 

1934 25: 258. 290 

June meetings.1930 21 : 501 

1931 22: 495 

1932 23:480 

— history of 22 : 259 

Alumnae Frolic, see Alumnae Assembly 
Alumnae Fund, statements and appeals. . 21: 75 

205, 329, 500; 22: 70, 192, 324 

438, 473, 490; 23: 72, 193, 316. 432. 483 

24: 71. 182. 295. 391, 435; 25: 66, 178. 297. 432 

— Pres. Neilson on 21 : 450 

— letter to 2 1 : 487 

— recommendations of, to Trustees 21: 495 

— history of 22: 269. 271 

Alumnae Office, The, F. H. Snow 25: 436 

— expansion of accommodations 25: 437 

Alumnae Parade, Dress Reform and the, 

H. (P.) Harris and others 23: 312 

Alumnae publications, see Current Publi- 
cations, Faculty and Alumnae 
Alumnae Quarterly, see Smith Alumnae 

Quarterly 
Alumnae trustees. See Trustees, Alumnae 
Alumnae Week-End, The. 1929. T. (P.) 

Rowell 21: 26 

— 1930, S. (H.) Woodruff 22: 72 

— 1931, G. A 23: 75 

— 1932. H. H 24: 73 

— 1933 25: 62 

— H. (S.) Ripperger on 22: 262 

American Alumni Council; meetings of . . 2 1 : 5<i4 

21: 71. 263; 24: 183. 438; 25: 1 7<>. 299 
American Association of University Women 
cooperates with Institute of Women's 
Professional Relations 21:178 

— fiftieth birthday of 22: 263.330 

— article on. by K. McHale. After College. 
What? 25: 30 

— The General Value of Membership in. 

M. E. Woolley 25: 149 

Set also International Federation of 
University Women 
Ames & Dodge, architects of several S. C. 

buildings 

Amherst Masquers in Vienna 

"Anchors Aweigh." J. H. Caverno 25: 252 

Andaluza [v,rsf], G. <H.) Conkling . . .. 21: 142 
Anderson. Paul L., An American Father 

Attends His Daughter's Commencement 25: 430 
Andrews. Hannah (Dunlop) 04. see Colt 



Index 



PAGE 

Anslow. Gladys A. 14 (f), sketch of Frank 

A. Waterman 24: 365 

Applebee. Miss, and field hockey at S. C. 22: 23 

Apprentice teaching 25,61,174 

Arbenz, Mary 27, dramatic work of 23: 26, 30 

Art. Department of . .21 : 316; 24: 158; 25: 277. 420 
See also Museum; Trvon Art Gallery 

Art at Smith College, O. W. Larkin 25: 1 

Art Workshop, The, M. A. Van Kleeck. . . 21: 277 
Arteries of Education, W. E. Hocking. ... 21: 408 
Arvin, Newton (f), his biography of Haw- 
thorne 21: 70 

— review of G. (H.) Conkling's Witch and 

Other Poems 2 1 : 199 

Association of Collegiate Alumnae, found- 
ing of 22 : 263 

See also American Association of Univer- 
sity Women 
Athletic Association, organized at S. C. . . 22: 23 
Athletic Association Board, tribute to. . . . 22: 25 
Athletic field at S. C. (first) , gift of 22:23 

— new 21: 195. 437; 23: 1 

Athletics, notes on 21: 55, 198, 319, 491 

22: 48, 181, 308, 483; 23: 61, 172, 303, 469 
24: 53, 161, 275, 428; 25: 56, 155, 280, 423 

— The Development of Athletics at Smith 

College, D. Ainsworth 22: 22 

See also Sports 

Atwater, Helen W. 97, Uncle Sam's Pay 

Cuts 25: 173 

Aull, Harriette (f), The Broadening Scope 

of Outing Club 24: 170 

Avery, Elizabeth (f), In Memoriam 21: 58 

Axtell, A. McC. 22, see Morris, Ann (Ax- 
tell) 



Bache-Wiig, Sara 18, and others, Directed 

Reading for the Alumnae 21: 292 

Bacon, Dorothy C. (f), Banking Policy and 

the Price Level 25: 123 

Bacon, Josephine (Daskam) 98, The Con- 
fessions of an Illiterate 21 : 166 

Badgley, Clara (Bailey) ex-08 23: 34 

Bailey, C. C. ex-08, see Badgley, Clara 

(Bailey) 
Baldwin, Ruth S. (Bowles) 87, resignation 

as Trustee, and Pres. Neilson's tribute to 23: 434 
Banking Policy and the Price Level, D. C. 

Bacon 25: 123 

Barbara Is Borrowing, A. S. O'Meara 23: 182 

Barber, L. 99, set Hoblit, Louise (Barber) 
Barbour, Amy L. 91 (f), "On Wings of 

Thought She's off with Reason Fleet". . 22: 397 
Farewell to Miss Caverno 
Barnard, Florence ex-97, Money Manage- 
ment in the Schools 23: 279 

Barnes, Harry Elmer, resigns 21:317 

Barnes, Walter C. (f), sketch of 23: 47 

Barney, H. Isabelle (Williams) (f), sketch 

of 23: 409 

Barnhisel, Ethel (Betts) 02 23: 35 

Barnum, Harriet (Dey) 16, prize estab- 
lished in memory of 22 : 439 

Barrangon, Eloise 28, appointed assistant 

to editor of Quarterly 22:71 

— A Star Cluster in the Professional Fir- 
mament 23: 26 

Barton, M. M. 88, see Foote, Minerva 

(Barton) 
Basinger, Anne L. 29, Unpaid Apprentices 

[in teaching] 25: 61 

— Why Be an Elk? 25:430 

Batik 21: 173 

Baumgarten, Alma 98 23: 32 

Bayles, E. H. 21, see Ricketson, Edith 

(Bayles) 

"Be Still, and Know that I am God", 

W. A. Neilson 24: 6 

Beals, Rose (Fairbank) 95, honorary D.Sc. 

fromS. C 25:403 

Beard, Esther K. 29, member of S. C. 

String Quartet 21 : 24 

Beaux, Cecilia, her portrait of A. L. Corn- 
stock 22:9 

Becker, Howard P. (f). sketch of 23: 47 

Beeley, Dorothy 29, member of S. C. String 
Quartet 21: 24 

Bells and chimes 22 : 14 



PAGE 

Benedict, Suzan R. 95, In Memoriam 

[Harriet W. Bigelow] 25: 426 

Benes, Edouard 22:33 

Berenson, S., see Abbott, Senda (Berenson) 
Best, Flora 34, illustrates The Note Room 

24: 56, 173 
Betts, E. K. 02, see Barnhisel, Ethel (Betts) 23: 35 
Betts, Nancy K. [pseudonym], see Barn- 
hisel, Ethel (Betts) 

Bicycle regulations at S. C 22: 182 

Bigelow, Harriet W. 93 (f). In Memoriam, 

S. R. Benedict 25: 426 

Bigger and Better Depressions, E. L. D. 95 24: 66 

Biological Society, open meeting of 24: 284 

Birth [verse], L. (T.) Cheyney 21: 291 

Birthday Party of S. C, 1925 22: 271 

Bissell, Eleanor M. 97 23: 32 

Bixler, Elizabeth S. 22, Nursing as a Pro- 
fession for College Women 23: 267 

Bixler, Julius Seelye (f), a "favorite son" 

of S. C 21: 28 

— Professor Gardiner's Philosophy of Re- 
ligion 21: 143 

— A Year's Leave of Absence Abroad ... 21: 403 

— Religion in the New Curriculum 22: 59 

— Ingersoll lecturer at Harvard, 1931 22: 167 

— Religion for Our Children 24: 117 

Black Hills, S. C. summer geological trips 

in 22: 18; 23: 471; 24: 137; 25: 152 

Blake, Eunice Putnam ex-25, A Day with 

a Publisher 22:27 

Blake, Mabelle B., Personnel Director, ad- 
vice of, to freshmen 22: 175 

— Teaching College Freshmen, How to In- 
crease Their Speed in Reading 25: 128 

Blake, Marion 34, The Note Room 

24: 173, 289; 25: 57 
Blanshard, Frances (Bradshaw) 16, ap- 
pointed on Quarterly Board 21: 47 

— Some Current Trends in Education .... 23: 9 

— Is Your Daughter Ready for College? 24: 1 

— Sketch of, as nominee for Alumnae 
Trustee 25 : 296 

Bliss, Florence W. 18, What Price Poverty? 23: 133 
Blodgett, Ruth R. 05, Our Second Alum- 
nae College 25: 352 

Boardman, Evelyn 31, illustrates The 

Note Room 2 1 : 496 

Bogan, Helen (Dean) 07 23: 33 

Borgese, Giuseppe A. (f), sketch of 24: 42 

— Idyll of Northampton 24: 357 

Boston Smith Club, The, Waxes Artistic, I. 

(G). Wales 23: 322 

Boswell, Eleanore, review of her The Res- 
toration Court Stage 24: 69 

Boswell, James, finding of the manuscript 

of his Tour to the Hebrides 22: 285 

Botsford, Martha 26, Smith in Geneva. . . 21: 21 

Bourke-White, Margaret, quoted, on Rus- 
sia 23: 152 

Bourland, Caroline B. 93, Smith College 
in Spain 21 : 266 

Bowman, Mary A. 32, illustrates The Note 

Room 23: 307 

Boyden, Helen (Childs) 04, honorary 

L.H.D. from S. C 25: 402 

Bradshaw, F. M. 16, see Blanshard, Frances 
(Bradshaw) 

Bradshaw, Margaret R. (f), retirement of 

22: 416, 423 

Bragdon, Helen 33, Senior Dramatics. ... 24: 283 

Branch, Anna Hempstead 97, Sonnets from 

a Lock Box, 1 21: 153 

— Poetry at A Century of Progress 24: 263 

— honorary A.M. from S. C 25: 402 

Branch, Leonora 14, review of her The 

Training of Literary Judgment 22: 489 

— The Movies and an Enlightened Minor- 
ity 25: 143 

Brewster, Margaret L. 32 (f), As the Stu- 
dent Sees It [musical study] 25: 244 

Bridesmaids for Junior Ushers? A. A 21: 488 

— [Reply], by E. B. 28 22: 40 

Brief, A, for Sentimentality, by Elspeth 

[B. (MacD.) O'Halloran] 23: 6 

Brooks, Ruth W. ex-21, see Calkins, Ruth 

(Brooks) 
Brown. L. B. 16, set Hollister, Louise 

(Brown) 



Index 



PAGE 

Browne, Nancy S. (Chapman) 21 : 40 

Browne, Nina E. 82, Our Written Words. 

[Alumnae publications] 21 : 40 

— tribute to her work 2 1 : 45 

— honorary Litt.D. from S. C 21 : 461 

Brundage, Laura A. 31. Night Life at a 

Bar-B-Q 24: 29 

Budget [verse], by Elsbeth, error for Els- 

peth [B. (MacD.) O'Halloranl 21 : 28 

Buildings, new 21: 437 

— needed 21: 438; 23: 4, 395 

See also Dormitories; Housing; and 

names of buildings 
Bulletin Board (General college news, com- 
piled successively by R. Millar, M. Gif- 
ford. M. Ward. A. B. Carr, B. Alster- 

lund, W. Fell, M. L. Eldred) 21 : 52. 194 

315; 489; 22: 45, 177, 303, 481; 23: 60, 168 
299, 467; 24: 51, 158. 271 
426; 25: 53, 152, 277, 420 

Burck, Phila (Johnson) 04 23: 33 

Burnett, Edith (f), The Dance Group. . . 21: 181 
Burney, Charles, his History of Music. . . 22: 139 
Burpee, Carolyn M. 08, acknowledgment 

to 22: 134 

Burt, E. C. ex-00, see Procter, Elizabeth 
(Burt) 

Burt, Margaret A. 12 23: 149 

Burton, J. ex-33, see Cline, Jane (Burton) 
Burton, Marion LeRoy, second President 

of S. C 22: 132 

— and college finances 22: 269 

Burton, Mrs. Marion LeRoy, second mar- 
riage of 25: 422 

Burton Fellowship Fund 21 : 503 

Burton Memorial Fund. See Burton Fel- 
lowship Fund 
Butler, Jessie (Haver) 09, A Holiday in 

England 21 : 296 

C 

Cable, Mrs. George W., gift of , to S. C. . . . 24: 382 

Cahoon, Jean C. 11, In Memoriam 22: 142 

— Faculty minute on 22 : 1 75 

Calhoun, Dorothy (Donnell) 09 23: 34 

Calkins, Ruth (Brooks) ex-21, notes on 

her Cross Word Puzzle Books 24: 181; 25: 65 

Cambridge School of Architecture and 
Landscape Architecture, and Smith Col- 
lege, L. Leland 25: 26 

— an integral part of S. C 25: 377 

Campus, The, in Summer, D. A. Fay, and 

R. Hill 21: 12 

Candle Lighting Service 21 : 4,5 

Capen, J. E. 05, see Lapham, Edna (Capen) 
Carlile, Dorothea ex-22, chime given in 

memory of 22:14 

Carnegie Corporation, grant from ...... 21 : 25 

Carr, Anna B. 33, compiles Bulletin Board 

22:303, 481; 23: 60, 168 
Carroll, Edith (Frost) 27, A Glimpse of 

Royalty 25: 291 

Cather, Willa S., honorary L.H.D. from 

S. C 24:407 

Catt, Carrie Chapman, and the Suffrage 

Jubilee Congress 21 : 50 

Caverno, Julia H. 87 (f), farewell faculty 

dinner to 22 : 397 

— retirement of 22: 416 

— Pres. Neilson's tribute to 22: 423 

— alumnae luncheon to 22: 449 

— quoted, on the soul of S. C 22 : 454 

— Professor Emeritus 22: 484 

— Julia Clark and the Flood in China. . . 23: 140 

— Miss Caverno Enters College Hall. 24: 55 

— review of Emma G. Sterne's Amarantha 

Gay, M.D 25: 64 

— "Anchors Aweigh " 25 : 252 

Century of Progress, Poetry at, A. H. 

Branch 24: 263 

— Smith College at 24: 360; 25: 56, 68. 300 

Cezanne, Paul, landscape of, acquired. ... 23: 181 

Chandler, Florence (McArdle). tribute to 22: 26 
Chapel, student mass meeting votes on 21: 55, 322 

— Student Government vote on 22: 309 

— demand for new building 23: 402 

— Chapel Notes (or Talks) 22: 57. 172, 298; 23: 41 

175, 294; 24: 59, 166, 281, 425; 25: 44, 162. 288 
See also Last Chapel; Student Assembly 



PAGE 

Charles I, King of England, last night 
Charm [the magazine] .' i 

— gives college teas 21:33 

Chase, Mary E. (f), speaks at Alum 

Weed-End 21:27 

— Minorities in College Zi: 161 

— wins prize for best short story 21 : 322 

— review of E. S. Duckett's Latin wi. 

of the Fifth Century 22: IK 1 ; 

— review of J. (D.) Bacon's Luck of 
Lowry 23: 70 

— Life in Books 24: 235 

Cheever, Louisa S. 90 (f), retirement 

25: 371, 377, 429 
Chenery, Margaret (Miller) 10, review of 

Mrs. Curti's Child Psychology 22: 321 

Cheyney, Lucia (Trent) 19, Birth [verse] 21:291 

Child study 21: 267; 23: ><> < 

Chinese Fantasy [mtm], C. L. Walther. . 24: 2<><> 

Church. Virginia (Frame) 99 23: 35 

Churchill. Alfred V. (f). A Great Claude 

for Smith College 23: 180 

— sketch of 23: 408 

Clark, Eleanor (Linton) 09, work of 25: 257 

Clark, Gifford F. 12, sketch of E. H. 

Mensel 

Clark, Grace (Greene) 82 ! 

Clark, Julia A. 10, and the flood in China 23: 140 
Clark. Julia (Bourland) 05, A Puppet-and- 

a-Half 25: 145 

Clark, Juliet (Staunton) 15, Don't Forget 

That Bids Are Low 23: 190 

Clarke, Elizabeth (Lawrence) 83, Why 

Did You Come to College? 21 : 487 

— promotes physical education at S. C. . . 22: 22 
Clarke, Elizabeth L. 16., Inspecting 

Potatoes 22 : 34 

Clarke, Mary E. (f). Exchange of Students 

with Foreign Countries 21:71 

22:61; 23:52; 24: 63 

— review of her A Study in the Logic of 

Value 21: 323 

Clarke, Samuel F. (f), introduces tennis at 

S. C 22: 265 

Class attendance, rules for 22: 301 

ClcLSSCS " 

Nineteen Five's Exhibit [1930] 21 : 469 

Nineteen Twenty after Ten Years 21 : 470 

Nineteen Thirty-One Following Through 22: 42 

Nineteen Thirty- Four Comes to Town 22: 43 
Nineteen Six's Garden of Hobbies 

[exhibition, 1931] 22: 455 

health habits of 1931 22: 479 

The Curtain Rises on 1935 23: 45 

statistics of 1932 24: 15 7 

See also Reunion 
Claude Lorrain. landscape of, acquired. . . 23: 180 
Clay, Elizabeth (Fisher) 92. letter from... 23: 157 
Clearing House, The, proposed new adver- 
tising plan of the Quarterly 21: 192 

Cline, Jane (Burton) ex-33, note about, 

and poem to 2 1 : 63 

— marriage of 21 : 427 

Closson, Grace (Gallaudet) ex-86 22: 12 

Closson, William Baxter, paintings of, 

atS. C 22: 12 

— article on, by A. J. Philpott 22: 145 

Cloud, Teresa ex-99 23: 33 

Clubhouse for students 21:52 

— need for new -' 

Cobb, Harriet R. 89 (f), retirement of 22: 416. 423 

Cobble, Alice (D.) 31. letter from 24: 294 
Coggeshall. Mary, and Jeannette Jul 

interior decorators of Mandelle Quad- 
rangle 22: 10 

— vote of trustees concerning. 

Coit, Stanton, and social settlement work 22: 274 
Coley, Mary H. 23. "Everybody's 

Florence Snow" [verse] 23: 381 

College entrance requirements . 24: 13. 392 

— Junior Selections Method 24: 1 "J 

— Present Policies of College Admission. 
M. H. Nicolaon 

— New plans 

College fees, increase in 22: I 

College Girl, The. in the Home, M K. R. 

Ramer 

Ivy Day Speech, 1933 



Index 



PAGE 

College government 21 : 397 

College Hall, renovation of 24: 55 

College Luncheon, A. S. Frankforter 21: 294 

College Museum The, J. Abbott 25: 10 

College Notebook, A [verse], V. A. Storey. 22: 277 

College Settlement Movement 22: 273 

See (j/w) Art Workshop 
College Women in the World of Work, 

C. G. Woodhouse 24: 129 

College Women's Auxiliary 21: 279 

Colleges, American, how financed 22: 267 

Collin, Louise P. 05, two statements about 

advertising in the Quarterly. .. .21: 51, 21, 192 

— retires from Alumnae Office 23: 477 

Collins, Robert F. (f). Smith College in the 

Black Hills 22: 18 

Colt, Hannah (Dunlop) Andrews 04, and 

the S. C. R. U 22 : 269, 275 

Coman, Martha, appointed Director of 

Publicity for S. C 21 : 43 

— Faith, Hope, and Parity for the Seven 
Colleges 21: 146 

Commencement: 1930 21: 331, 428 

1931 22: 417,451 

1932 23: 412 

1933 24: 377 

1934 25: 374 

— A father's view of 25 : 430 

— customs criticized 25 : 430; 25 : 43 1 

Commencement speakers: 

1930, William E. Hocking 21: 408, 460 

1931, Norman Thomas 22: 401, 451 

1932, Ralph Barton Perry 23: 382 

1933, Alanson B. Houghton 24: 369 

1934, Christian Gauss 25: 361 

Commerce and Culture, W. Orton 23: 269 

Comstock, Ada L. 97, President of Rad- 

cliffe College, appointed delegate to the 
Institute of Pacific Relations Confer- 
ence, 1929, but declines 21: 34 

— later appointments 23: 40; 23: 163 

— Why Give Us [women's colleges] a 
Hearing? 21: 150 

Speech at Seven Colleges dinner, 
New York, November, 1929 

— on National Commission on Law Ob- 
servance and Enforcement 21: 184 

— house named for 22:9 

— position on suffrage 22 : 275 

— There Was a Conference in China 23: 163 

— elected Trustee 23: 434, 471 

Comstock House 22 : 134 

Cone, Kate (Morris) 79, In Memoriam.. . 21: 204 

Confederation International des Etudiants 21: 22 
Conference on the Cause and Cure of 

War, Smith at 24: 186 

Confessions, The, of an Illiterate, J. (D.) 

Bacon 21: 166 

Conkling, Grace (Hazard) 99 (f), Andaluza 

[verse] 21: 142 

— Record [verse] 21 : 407 

— review of her Witch and Other Poems 21: 199 

— honorary A.M. from S. C 21 : 462 

Connecticut Valley Student Scientific 

Conference 25 : 276 

Converse, Clara A. 83, honored by Em- 
peror of Japan 21: 184 

Cook, Ellen P. 93 (f), retirement of. . .22: 416, 422 
Coolidge. Calvin, on thrift 23: 279 

— memorial tributes to 24: 163, 427 

Coolidge, Cora H. 92, In Memoriam 24: 302 

Cooperative Bureau for Women Teachers, 

work of 21: 276 

Cooperative houses, S. C 24: 271; 22: 133 

Cooperative School for Student Teachers 

25: 266. 267 
"Coordinating" Husband, Confessions of 

a [Anon.) 21: 29 

— Reply to, by O. Tead 21 : 169 

Coordinating Mother-in-Law, The. H. S. E. 21: 193 
Coordinating Wife, Confessions of a, by 

A Disillusioned Feminist 21: 192 

Corbett, Alta (Smith) 08, elected trustee 

for ten years 22 : 33 

Cosmic rays 23: 143 

Council of Industrial Studies 23: 471 

Cousins, Elizabeth (Schlosser) 13, Step- 
ping Ahead from the Mauve Decade. . . 25: 28 
Are Jobs for Women 25: 137 



PAGE 

Cowper, William, quoted, on air-travel. . . 21: 286 

Craig, Gordon, on women in the theater.. 22: 135 
Crane, Penelope 30, at Alumnae Week- 

End luncheon, speaks for undergraduates 21: 27 
Crawford, Cheryl A. 25, theatrical work of 

23: 26, 28 
Crawford, Ruth W. (f), review of M. H. 

Johnson's The Dean in the High School 21: 42 

— The Proof of the Pudding 25: 38 

On entrance requirements 
Crim, Annie J. 09, see Leavenworth, Annie 
(Crim) 

Crispin, Angela (Shipman) 08 23: 33 

Crook, Margaret B. (f), The Irving Wood 

Oriental Collection 21 : 199 

Crowdy, Dame Rachel 21 : 23 

Crydenwise, D. G. 22, see Lindsay, 

Dorothy (Crydenwise) 
Cups, competitive, awards of 1930. . . .21: 331, 464 

1931 22:448 

1932 23:441 

1933 24:401 

1934 25:399 

Current Publications, Faculty and Alum- 
nae: lists and notes 21: 41, 54, 183, 197, 308 

319, 415, 491; 22: 67, 188,320,488; 23: 69, 194 
317,411; 24:68, 180, 290, 436; 25: 63, 175, 293, 438 
Curriculum of S. C 21: 64 

— Whither the Curriculum? A summary 

of talks by Dean Nicolson 22: 160 

— interdepartmental majors 23: 153 

Curti, Margaret Wooster, review of her 

Child Psychology 22: 321 

Curti, Merle E. (f), review of the Conway 

Letters, as edited by M. H. Nicholson 22: 68 

— Many Thanks for the Books 23: 191 

Curtis, Mary I. 03, Smith in Chicago. ... 24: 239 

— prize received for above article 24: 361 

Curtiss, Mina (Kirstein) 18 (f), resigns 25: 377, 429 

Cutler, Anna A. 85 (f), retirement of . . . . 21: 425 



D., E. L. 95, Why Send Our Daughters to 

Smith College? 21 : 48 

Damon, Elizabeth (Perry) ex- 19, at Sophia 

Smith Homestead 21: 331; 22: 71 

Dancing, as an art, at S. C 21: 181 

Daughters [verse] F. (D.) Gifford 25: 366 

Daughters of the American Revolution, 

National Society, work of 25: 256 

Davis, Fannie S. 04, see Gifford. Fannie 

(Davis) 
Davison, Constance (La M.) 30, The 

Yosemite Becomes a Schoolroom 24: 11 

Dawes, Anna L., Miss Anna Dawes Turns 

Back the Clock 22: 281 

A trustee's memories 
Day, Elizabeth (Lewis) 95, Progressive 

Methods in the Secondary School 23: 23 

— Driven out of Eden 24: 292 

Day, A, with a Publisher, E. P. Blake. . . 22: 27 

Women's work in the publishing 
business 

Day School at S. C 23: 393 

Dean, H. M. 07, see Bogan, Helen (Dean) 

Dean's list 1929 21: 55 

1930 22: 47, 58 

1931 23: 63 

1932 24: 54 

1933 25:56 

Deane, Sidney N. (f). Random Notes 

from Greece 24: 9 

— review of W. A. Orton's America in 
Search of Culture 25 : 64 

Death Valley, a trip to 23: 145 

Debates, intercollegiate: S. C. vs. Amherst 

22: 181; 24: 274 

— S. C. vs. Bates 24: 274 

— S. Cm. Brown 22: 308; 25: 281 

— S. C vs. Columbia. . . .21: 321; 22: 308; 24: 274 

— S. C vs. Dartmouth 21: 321; 23: 303 

24: 275; 25: 283 

— S. Cm. Harvard 23: 303; 25: 281 

— S. C m. Lafayette 23: 303; 24: 161, 274 

— S. C vs. Mount Holyoke 23: 303; 25: 156 

— S. C vs. Oriel College, Oxford 24: 53 

— S. C M. Princeton 2.^: 303; 25, 281, 283 

— S. C M. Scottish Universities 22: 181 

— S. C w. Springfield 22: 181 



Index 



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PAGE 

— S. C. vs. University of Pa 24: 274 

— S. C. vs. Vassar 23: 303 

— S. C. vs. Wesleyan 24: 274 

— S. C. vs. Williams 22: 308; 24: 161 ; 25: 281 

— S. C. w. Yale 22: 308; 25: 281 

Debating Union 21: 321; 22: 48; 23: 179 

De Forest, Charlotte B. 01, honored in 

Japan 2 1 : 35 

De Forest, Lee, on radio programs 23: 270 

De Gallaix, Gertrude (Gundlach) 27, The 

Smith College Club of Paris 24: 299 

Degrees conferred in due course, 1930. . . 21: 493 

1931 ... 22: 478 

1932... 23:467 

1933... 24:424 

1934... 25:424 

Degrees, honorary, recipients of 21: 461 

22: 452; 23: 446; 24: 407; 25: 402 
[Democracy and present conditions in the 

United States], A. B. Houghton 24: 369 

Democracy in Smith College, Pres. Neilson 

on 22: 58; 23: 256 

Departments of Instruction, at S. C, see 

Geology, Music, etc. 
Depression. The, and effect on S. C. [1931], 

\V. A. Neilson 23: 3 

Dewey House, early college life in 22: 131 

Digging in the Southwest, A. (A.) Morris 24: 255 

Dimnet, Abbe Ernest, Rue de Chevreuse 24: 185 
Directed Reading for the Alumnae, B. 

Mitchell, and others 21 : 292 

Disarmament Conference [Geneva, 1932], 

The Prospects of the, L. P. Morgan . 23: 161 

— At the Disarmament Conference, L. P. 
Morgan 23 : 285 

Disillusioned Feminist on Coordinating 

Wives 21: 192 

Dixon, Mary N. 17, Garden Backgrounds 21: 280 
Djojodipoero, Radan Mas Ario, E. Telling 24: 26 
Dog, The, Has His Day, E. (R.) Martin 22: 163 

On dogs as a business 
Domesticated Airplane, The, E. (C.) 

Lapham 21 : 290 

Donnell, Dorothy 09, see Calhoun, Doro- 
thy (Donnell) 

Donnell, Rachel E. 10 23: 34 

Dormitories, second quadrangle 21: 12, 71 

— need of replacing small frame houses . . 21 : 452 

— sound-proof ceilings 21 : 495 

Dormitories, The Newest, H. (B.) Ford. . 22: 9 

— Houses, The, That Smith Built, L. (L.) 

Scales 22: 131 

— Need of more 23 : 397 

See also Housing; Off-campus houses 

Dorothea Carlile Chime, The, A. T. Jones 22: 14 
Douglas, Dorothy W. (f). The Govern- 
ment, the Farmer, and the Unem- 
ployed 25: 119 

Dramatic Association, invitation of 21: 74 

Dramatics. . . .21: 198, 321, 492; 22: 180, 308, 483 
23: 303, 469; 24: 160, 275, 428; 25: 56, 156, 283, 423 
Dramatics, Senior: 

1930, The Would- Be Gentleman 21: 322, 433 

1931, Taming of the Shrew. . . .22: 301, 419, 475 

1932, Tom Thumb the Great 23: 298, 415 

1933, Scenes from Henry IV, and The 

Merry Wives 24: 283, 378 

1934, The Bacchae 25: 156, 287, 377, 381 

— Third Performance, A, S. A. Eliot. Jr.. 24: 179 
Dress Reform and the Alumnae Parade, by 

members of Class of 1924 23: 312 

Dresses [verse], D. K. Aldis 22: 29 

Driven Out of Eden, E. (L.) Day 24: 292 

Drypoint and Pencil, Portraits in, E. 

Telling 22: 152 

Duckett, Eleanor Shipley (f), review of her 

Latin Writers of the Fifth Century. . . 22: 189 
Duke, John (f), and others, All in the 

Day's Work 25 : 239 

On the courses in music at S. C. 
Dunlop, Hannah 04, see Colt, Hannah 

(Dunlop) Andrews 
Dunn, Esther C. (f), review of E. Boswell's 

The Restoration Court Stage 24: 69 

— Reading for Pleasure 25: 158 



E.. H. S. 01, The Coordinating Mother-in- 
Law 21: 193 



PAGE 

Earning and Spending, M K Mi i 16 

Baton, Alice, and the < lonfederation In- 
ternational dei Btudianta 

Editorial We, l be, EC. Gau 'in 

Edman, Alice (Gould) 23, Smith < allege 

Moves out of the Chusroom 
Education, Department of, facilities for 

child Btudy 
Education, Some Current Trends In, !■ 

i B.i Blanahard 

— Progressive Method-; in the Secondary 
School. E. (L.) Day 

— Now to Conscript the Pain- »3 MS 
Eldred, Mary L. 36, compiles Bulletin 

Hoard 25: 277 

Elections (student) ...21: 55, 16X, 121 . 462 • 11: 48 
111, 483; 23: 172. 304, 170 

24: 53, 161, 277. 426; 25: 157. 283 
Elective system and prescribed co u rses, 

balance between, in S. C. curriculum 11: 160 

Elf ring, Elsie E. 34, an entrance prise 

winner 22: 4 < 

Eliot, Samuel A. Jr., A Third Performance 

for Senior Dramatics 2 1:179 

Elspeth, also Elsbeth (error) [pseudonym], 
see O'Halloran, Beth (MacDui 

Emerson, Josephine (Sewall) 97, Alumnae 

Homes in Other Colleges 21 : 156 

Endowments of men's and women's col- 
leges compared 22: 157 

"Everybody's Florence Snow" [verse\ M. 
H. Coley 

Exchange of Students with Foreign Coun- 
tries 21: 71; 22: 61; 23: 52; 24: 63; 25: 46 

Exchange teaching 21 : 302 

Expectation, The, of Violence, N. Thomas 11: 401 

Experimental Education, Help Wanted in. 

E. A. Irwin 1> . 266 

F 

Faculty: appointments, 1929 21: 53, 71 

1930 22: 47 

1931 23: 47 

1932. .23: 418. 471; 24: 42 
1933 24: 281, 283 

— promotions 22: 48, 303; 23: 306; 25: 287 

— resignations 1930 21: 436. 495 

1931 22: 416 

1932 23: 406. 417 

1933 24:365.380 

1934 25: 287, 377 

See also Our Facultv Friends 

— housing of 2 

— In Memoriam Elizabeth Avery 21: 58 

— In Memoriam [Harriet W. Bigelow], 

S. Benedict 25: 42', 

— In Memoriam Jean Clark Cahoon .11: 142, 175 

— In Memoriam [Margaret E. Macgreg- 

or], J. S. Wilson 24: 50 

— In Memoriam [Blanche Mitchell] . . 25: 157 

— In Memoriam Henry M. Tyler, J. H. 
Caverno 23 : 50 

— pensions, action of Trustees on 2 1 : 45 1 

— publications of, see Current Publica- 
tions, Faculty and Alumnae 

Faith [verse], A. B. McConnell 24: 266 

Faith, Hope, and Parity for the Seven 

Colleges, M. Coman 21: 146 

Farrand, M. L. 14, see Thorp, Margaret 

(Farrand) 
Fast, Louisa K. 98, Suffrage Has Its 

Jubilee Congress 2 1 : 50 

Fay. Dorothy A. 27. member of S. C. 

String Quartet 21 : 24. 28 

— and R. Hill 30, The Campus in Summer 21:12 
Fay, Sidney B.. Washington's Birthday 

speaker, 1930 21:316 

Fees at S. C, and other colleges 11: 301 

Fell, Winifred 35, compiles Bulletin 

Board 24:271 

Fellowships, need of 

Fester, Caroline Marmon) 00, Concerning 23 

Our Organ 23: 133 

Finance for women 

Fine, J. G. 83, see Spahr. Jean i 

Fisher, E. C. 92, set I beth 

(Fisher) 
Fisher. Edith W. ex-01, The Original 

Thread and Needle Shop 25; 31 



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Index 



PAGE 

.' i to; 23: W 

- -l Smith m 

•<*s 22: 287 

I .. Halloran 24: 188 

- : 

• r Mumnae l-uml ■ ~ : l '\ 

5C.R.I 22: 276 

di in of Trustees and 

'■■ ill 
ok .it the 1- ut urc 2.*. 389 

rary 23:291 

I ircle" 24: 2.U 

25: 171 

■ h alumnae and 21 : 306, 427 
Stu- 
vith Fori -•■■ Counl 
\ • i ■ i I Mortro 2.?: 144 

Doi - - • Passing through the 
Impressions of the Freshman 

22: 5 

dergraduate lx>oks at the 
Future ...... 25: 159 

rrj Emerson, Religioua Life at 
i, 23: 253 

talk befi • lembly 24: 280 

nn mmencement, 1933 24:405 

• 2 '= 2 $? 

with students ni Spain 22: 20, 21 

r in Spain 23: 37 

r, Mary 1 ouiae 91 <f> 21: 266 

. tch of. J. I- Haatinga 24: 367 

I'm- Ndlson's tribute to 24:381 

Foul Million Dollar Fund 22: 269 

Dixon Ryan, Washington's Birthday 

23: 301 

Fragment, A. of Smith's Odyssey. M. A. 

21: 299 

Frame, V. W. 99, see Church, Virginia 

Franl ' ollege Luncheon 21: 294 

Frankfurter, Felix, Washington's Birthday 

24:273,287 

Franklin, Laura I. P. 98, Paints and a 

23:145 

lent [verse] 23: 152 

Franklin, Kuth B. '85, Shall We Leave the 

in the Field or — ? 24: 293 

On limiting college to the able 
Irani/. Mary A. 24, A liagment of 

Smith 21:299 

It in Greece 
FreUe Aleta, 28, dramatic work of 

23: 26, 30; 25: 35 
,. Elizabeth C. -U. Religion 37 . . . . 23: 293 
French, Ruth H. 02, President of Alumnae 

ition 21: 27 

V. ith club? 21:78 

f, ai nominee for Alumnae 

25: 296 

An invitation to the Alumnae of Smith 
• |to fiftieth anniversary celebra- 

22:129 

mea to Smith [him for 

renting] 25: 179 

lass, statistics. 1929 21 : 56 

1930 22:43 

1931 23:45 

1932 24:48 

1933 25:39 

— series of talks for 22: 175 

it classes 22:301 

nee, The [1929], K. L. 

21:4 

I'a-wing through the Gates [1930], D. 

22: 5 
rrival of the Vanguard [I93i|. . . 23: 43 
■ • S I 21: 58 

Full* ln- 

• Mional Kela- 

21: 177 
(. 
m, bibald V., elected trusti 

. 21:23 



PAGE 

Galbraith, Helen (Mcintosh) ex-01 21: 23, 71 

Gallagher, Hera S. 14 23: 149 

\. of I- it't y- Fifty |Anon.] 21: 313 

On women's work and responsibilities 

Ganong, William F. (f), sketch of 23: 407 

Garden, The, <>r the Field? M. K. Ray- 
mond 24: 122 

( )n " non-college material" 

( ,.ti <lcn Backgrounds, M. \. Dixon 21: 280 

Garden of Hobbies, Nineteen Six's, D. 

(C.) Lindsay 22: 455 

An arts and crafts exhibition, 1931 
Gardiner, Harry \\, his philosophy of 

religion, J. S. Bixler 21: 143 

Garrison, Lloyd, on education of women.. 24: 138 
m, Mabel, appointed on faculty. . . 24: 283 
Gauss, Christian, Commencement Ad- 
dress. 1934 25: 361 

Gauas, (Catherine 24. The Editorial We.. . 21:31 
Geneva the City of Calvinism and In- 
ternationalism, H. Kirkpatrick 23: 159 

Geneva School of International Study, 

Smith students and alumnae at 21:21 

Genung, Elizabeth F. (f), Interdepart- 
mental Majors at Smith 23: 153 

Geology, Department of, field work 22: 18; 23: 471 
24: 137; 25: 422 

needs building 23: 5 

Gerard, Margaret (Linley) 25, stage di- 
rector for Rodelinda 22 : 407 

— theatrical work of 23 : 26, 28 

Gering, Dorothy (Libaire) 25, dramatic 

work of 23:26, 29 

Gifford, Fannie (Davis) 04, Daughters 

[verse] 25: 366 

— Husbands and Sons [verse] 25: 366 

Gifford, Marian B. 31, compiles Bulletin 

Board 21: 315, 489 

Gifts to S. C. 1929-30 21: 435, 495 

1930-31 22: 422 

1931-32 23: 418 

1932-33 24:381 

1933-34 25:376 

Gilchrist, Marie E. 16, resigns from quar- 
terly Board 21 : 47 

— Observation [verse] 23: 258 

— Single and Blessed [verse] 23: 266 

Gildersleeve, Virginia C, on publicity for 

women's colleges 2 1 : 149 

Gilman, F. K. 23, see Flory, Florence 

(Gilman) 

Ginling College 22: 275, 449; 25: 400 

Glimpse, A, of Royalty, E. (F.) Carroll . . 25: 291 
Gogopsa, Maitland de (f), Creative Art 

Among the Students 25: 6 

— Wilder House bookplate designed by. . 23: 132 

Golden Mean, The, L. (L.) Scales 25: 259 

Gould, A. R. 23, see Edman, Alice (Gould) 

Gould, Harriet S. ex- 15 23: 34 

Government of S. C, Pres. Neilson on ... . 21:10 
Goya, F"rancisco, self-portrait of, acquired 

by S. C 22: 183 

Graduate, The, Grows up, H. (S.) Ripper- 

ger. 22: 393 

Graduate students of S. C. studying 

abroad 21: 74 

Graduate Study Fund 2 1 : 440 

Graduating Members of the Faculty, 

The, 1931 22: 416 

"Granddaughters" of S.C. (lists) . .21: 59; 22: 49 
23: 55; 24: 43; 25: 48 

— correction 22: 182 

Grant, Rev. Elihu, gives Oriental antiqui- 
ties to S. C 21: 199, 494 

Greece, Random Notes from, S. N. Deane 24: 9 
Greek Play [1934], Impressions of the, 

C. B. Gulick 25: 359 

Greene. G. M. 82, see Clark, Grace 

(Greene) 
Greene. Helen F. 91, The Five Wills of 

Sophia Smith 24: 245 

Greene, Louisa (Dickinson), wife of Rev. 

John M., S. C.'s indebtedness to 22: 131 

Guilloton, Vincent, M. le President fait une 

visite aux Juniors 22: 316 

Gulick, Charles B., Impressions of the 

Greek Play 25: 359 

Gymnasium, first, at S. C 22: 22 

— Alumnae 22: 22, 24 



Index 



PAGE 

— Scott 22: 24 

Gymnasium and athletics, costumes for, 

1879-1930 22: 25 

Gymnasium and Field Association, S. C. 22: 23 

H 

H., S. 31, Speaking of Bridesmaids 22: 38 

Hall, Leland B. (f), Of the Making of 

Music (at S. C] 25: 236 

Hall, Mira H. 83, honorary L.H.D. from 

S. C 24: 407 

Hallett, John, quoted 22: 395 

Halliburton, Richard, and the Hellespont 21: 34 

Hamilton, Sarah H. (f), sketch of 23: 410 

Hancock, Lucy, swims the Hellespont. . . 21: 34 
Handel's complete works given to library of 

Music Department 22: 138 

— operas, revivals of , at S. C 22 : 138 

Hannan, Esther (Harney) 14, report of 

Alumnae Council. 1931 22: 328 

Hanscom, Elizabeth D. (f), retirement of 23: 406 
Harney, E. L. 14, see Hannan, Esther (Harney) 
Harris, Theona (Peck) 95, her work in 

batik 21: 173 

Haskell. A. T. ex-15, see Mallen. Audrey 

(Haskell) 
Hastings, Fanny 03, see Plimpton, Fanny 

(Hastings^ 
Hastings, Jane L. 20, sketch of Mary 

Louise Foster 24: 367 

Haver, J. R. 09, see Butler, Jessie (Haver) 
Hawkins, Sir John, first edition of his 

Histor> r of Music given to S. C 22: 139 

Hayden, Eleanor W. 34, an entrance prize 

winner 22 : 43 

Hazardous occupations 23: 284 

Heads of houses 24: 160, 381; 25: 55 

Helgesson, Uno H. (f) sketch of 24: 42 

Hellespont, swum by Smith and Yassar 

girls 21: 34; 22: 37 

Hergesheimer, Joseph, on "Simple Confes- 
sion", by B. (L.) Zogbaum 22: 137n 

"Heroes and Hazards" in the Making, 

M. Norris 23: 284 

Hide and Seek. [Lists of alumnae whose 

addresses are unknown] 21: 186; 22: 318 

Hill, A. V., quoted, on living matter 23: 141 

Hill, Edith N. 03, Stepping out of the 

Twenties 2 1 : 46 

— Shop Talk 21: 47 

— The New-Curriculum Juniors 21: 64 

— Commencement 21: 428; 22: 417; 23: 412 

— Shall We Count Our Calories? 22: 38 

On reducing the size of the Quarterly 

— R. S. V. P 22: 41 

— Nineteen Thirty-one Following 
Through 22: 42 

— Various and Sundry 22: 169 

— Alumnae Quarterly Report 22 : 492 

— Bulling the Market 24: 65 

— "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf ?". . 25: 60 

— The Quarterly is Twenty-Five Years 

Old 25: 349 

— Acknowledgment of tributes 25: 404 

Hill, Edith N. 03, and Beth (MacDuffie) 

O'Halloran 20, Commencement, 1933 . . 24: 377 
Hill, Edith N. 03, and Teresina (Peck) 
Rowell 94, The Semicentennial and 

Commencement 22: 417 

Hill, Ruth 30, member of S. C. String 

Quartet 21: 24 

Hill, Ruth, 30, and D. A. Fay 27, The 

Campus in Summer 21:12 

Hillyer Gallery, Historical Note on 25: 12 

His Tree [verse], M. (A.) Seiffert 21 : 285 

Historical Handbook of Smith College ... 23: 323 

Hoblit, Louise (Barber) 99 23: 34 

Hocking, William E., The Arteries of Edu- 
cation [Commencement address, 1930] . 21: 408 
Hodge, Lucy M. 23, Setting up as a Lit- 
erary Adviser 24: 142 

Holden, H. Mildred, appointed Director 

of Admissions 21: 437, 494 

Holiday, A, in England, J. (H.) Butler. . . 21 : 296 
Hollister, Louise (Brown) 16, "Flornina, 

Importers" 21: 36; 23: 33 

Holly Lodge High School for Girls, Smith- 
wick, England 21 : 303 



Holmes. Rebecca W. (f). and the S. C. 

String Quartet 21: 24. 25 

— gift from 22 : 138 

— her collection of old musical instruments 22: 140 
Homans. S. M. 90, see Woodruff, Susan 

(Homans) 

Homer, Louise D. B., honorary A. M. from 

S. C 22: 452 

Honor lists 21: 55, 493; 22: 47, 47H 

23: 43,62; 24: 54 

Hopkins, Ernest M., President of Dart- 
mouth College, cited 22: 264 

Hornbeak, Katherine, reviews Mar- 
garet E. Macgregor's Amelia Alderson 
Opie 25: 176 

Houghton, Alanson B., Commencement 

Address, 1933 24: 369 

Housing projects for women, cooperative, 

in New York 2 1 : 39 

House in Cambridge. The. E. H . Palfrey . . 21:271 

House Lot for Sale [verse] by Elspeth 

[B. (MacD.) O'Halloran] 24: 31 

Houses, furnished, to be had in England 

for vacations 21 : 296 

Houses, The. That Smith Built, L. (L.) 

Scales, 22: 131 

Housing at S. C, article on, by L. (L.) 

Scales 22: 131 

— condition of, 1931 23: 3 

See also Dormitories 

How to Tame a Shrew, An Answer to . . . 23: 66 
Howes, Ethel (Puffer) 91, her study of the 

intellectual life of college women 22: 263 

Huberth, Helen 28, dramatic work of. . . .23: 26, 31 
Hughes, Charles Evans, speaks for the 

women's colleges 21 : 147 

— and Washington Conference, 1921 .... 22: 33 
Hughes, Frona (Brooks) 22, Thoughts at 

Thirty 23: 191 

Hunt, Lucy D. (f), and physical culture at 

S. C 22: 265 

Huntington, Frances (Carpenter) 12, 

work of 22: 166; 23: 321 

— Miracles of the Depression 23: 387 

— President of Alumnae Association .... 24: 74 

— To All Smith Alumnae 24: 368 

Husbands and Sons [verse], F. (D.) Gifford 25: 366 
Hyde, George P., Treasurer of S. C, What 

Smith College Spends in Northampton. 21: 283 

— talk to freshmen on financial matters ... 22 : 1 76 



Ibsen, Henrik, in American theater 22: 137 

Idyll of Northampton, G. A. Borgese. ... 24: 357 

If Anyone Should Ask You 25 : 56 

If Words Were Changed [verse], M. S. (L.) 

Leitch 22: 196 

Illustrations: 

— Airplane view, S. C. grounds 23: 444 

— Alice in Funderland 24: 394, 397 

— All set for a variety of shows (puppets) . 25 : 146 

— All's right with the world 24: 171 

— Alumnae Association, local clubs, etc., 
sketches illustrating growth of 22: 257 

Alumnae building (proposed), probable 

site of 21: 154 

A suggestion for 21 : 155 

— Alumnae buildings of several women's 
colleges 21: 157, 158, 160 

— Alumnae College, students and faculty 

of first 24: 348 

— Alumnae College [second], faculty of . . . 25: 353 

— Alumnae parade 1930 21 : 444 (b) el seq. 

1931 22: 428 

1932 23: 426 el seq. 

1933 24: 386 

1934 25: 386 

— Ancient pottery, group of 21 : 494 

— Any day before Commencement in the 
Alumnae Office 25: 435 

— Approach to Mandelle Quadrangle 22: 1 

— At Brook Cabin, Dartmouth week-end. 24: 172 

— Athletics and gymnastics 22: 22, 24, 25 

— Autumn Light, and The Morning Paper, 
paintings by D. Ochtman 22: 8 

— Banner, The, of the Republic is Raised 

at the Residencia de Senorita< 23: 37 

— " Behind a Watteau picture,'' first D. A. 
production 21:74 



Index 



PAGE 
22: 15, 17 

■ mo- 

ii 24: 13; 

■ 

Id 

11. 2X1 
.'l 145.431.441,459 

;. 423 

22 260; 23: 41.* 

23: IS 

21:297 

22: 391 
instruments of their own 

24: 240 

man. batik, by O. (P 21: 176 

24: 135 

1882 it 50th anniversary dinner 23: 425 

-- v in 1933 24: 399 

23: 180 

of 22: 253 

23:413 

mpus 22: 454 

ume. group wearing . . 24: 279 
Commencement parade, see Alumnae 

rung-room 22: 12 

ing room 22: 144 

• cup, 1930, and winners of . . . 21: 465 
uir play, by 

n U | 21: 265 

Curtain for • 21: 495 

f the mock fairies 24: 379 

ridable companion, A, for chil- 
dren' 25:269 

21: 445 

1 in- newest new 21: 15 

I new 23: 401 

nits and cider 25: 43 

D Hillyer Art Library 25: 1 

modeled by an office worker. . . 21:277 

ng interlude, An (Winter sports) 22: 129 

country' scenes 21 : 296, 297 

tier. A " 24: 165 

scene 24: 378 

— Idle. La, de Jcphte (Degas) 25: 166 

rd to your mountain" ... 24:53 

— Flight and pursuit, dance 21: 181 

;na. Importers,*' views of their 
building 21: 37 

— Folk-dancing on the green 25: 357 

— Founders [of the Alumnae Association] 

with "Composita" 22:436 

— Fountain, from old doorway in Ravello 22: 455 

aan granddaughters 21: 62 

nan prize-winners 22: 49 

— Furniture Exchange, The, gets under 

25: 141 

.21: 280, 281, 282 
Gardens at Oyster Bay winning gold 

23: 288 

•ing for luncheon (Alumnae 

21: 27 

— Gloucester [Fng.] Cathedral organ. .. . 23:403 

k (seniors, 1930) . . 21:460 

21: 329 

ice, and Chateau de 

21: 422 

t typical Smith Cirls 21: 141 

Pigs in Rally Day Show 22: 312 

( .ymna-iuni 22: 266 

from the Philippines 22: 270 

Hombleux, France, new disi 

...21: 420, 421 

Niilsonl 22: 317 

•hamem (by F. (F.) Clay) 

23: 157 

23: 426 

- I 

— John G. Shedd Aquarium 24: 242 



PAGE 

— Johnson. Electa (Search) 29 and her 
husband set sail 25: 252 

— Julia (lark in the Hood in China 23:140 

— Junior Group in Perugia 25: 272 

— Junior From garden party 22: 261 

— Knitting once again comes into its own 22: 312 

— Laboratory work in the life sciences. . . 24: 285 

— Labrador windbreaker 21 : 185 

— Ladv. The, of the garden, batik, by T. 

P. Harris 21: 175 

— Lamont Bridge 22: 49, 187 

dedication of 23: 1,2 

— Lanning Fountain 21: 397 

— The last round-up 25: 388 

— League of Nations Model Assembly. . . 24: 271 

— Leave it to Smith, or, The Wolf at Hay. 

scenes from 22: 442, et seq. 

— Library, in early days 22: 260 

— Looking across Paradise 21:1 

— Lunch on the campus 24: 393 

Mandclle Quadrangle., approach to . . . 22: 1 

— Loggia and study in 22: 11 

— Manuscript of 13th century, facsimile 22: 139 

— Military (?) band at rally, February, 

1930 21: 324 

— Mock touch football game 25: 169 

— Model Session of the World Court .... 23: 129 

— Mountain Day 22: 49 

— Musical instruments, old 22: 141 

New body building course in action. . . 25: 275 

I905's exhibit, a corner of, 1930 21: 469 

— 1929; 1909 (costume pictures) 25: 395 

— Northampton one hundred years ago. . 23: 323 

— November mists, M. <H.) Wyse Priest 25: 21 

— Off for a field expedition 25: 274 

— Orchard after snowfall 24: 140 

— "Over the Lamont Bridge we go" ... . 25: 381 

— Patty stringing beads 22: 155 

— Picasso's " La Table" 24: 164 

— Picnic, on Campus, Commencement, 

1931 22: 440 

— Pictographs chalked for photographing 24: 257 

— Pictures by Smith students 25: 8 

— Planting the ivy 25: 390 

— " 'Plym Inn" is dead!" 23: 41 

— Prize winners among the clubs 22: 447 

— Push Committee 21: 448; 22: 427 

— The [Quarterly] Birthday Cake 25: 397 

— Quartier general de Smith a Paris 22: 317 

— Queen of the Carnival. The 25: 169 

— Rejoicing Becomes Sophia 23: 437 

— Religion 37 (group) 23: 293 

— Rodelinda, Scene from 22: 407 

— Room in Hubbard House, 1889 22: 283 

— Rosf gardens of Mrs. H. Loring and 
Mrs. A. C. James, laid out by H. (R.) 

Foote 22: 288 

— " Row, men, row " 23: 442 

— Rush, Jane, 31. sells sandwiches 25: 142 

— S. C. A. C. W. helps local families 24: 162 

— Scenes from The Bacchae 25: 382 

— Sculpture by Marian Martin 21:71 

— Seated alumna on table 25: 379 

— Senior procession 1930 21: 444(d) 

1931 22: 434 

1932 23:431 

1933 24:389 

1934 25:389 

— Sessions House living room 22: 64 

— '76 and Push Committee 23: 422 

— Smith College Booth at "A Century of 
Progress" 24: 233 

— Smith College Life Guards 25: 156 

— Smith College moves out of the class- 
room 25: 273 

— Smith College Relief Unit 22: 276 

— Smith College String Orchestra and 

Smith College Glee Club 25: 233 

— Snug little library, A 24: 33 

— Some of our finest 21 : 328 

— Spearfish Canyon, measuring strata in 22: 18 

— Sports scenes 21: 498 

Spring 22: 389 

— Spring in the college greenhouse 21: 270 

— The spring-flowering granddaughter 

tree 23: 311 

Squaring the circle 25: 399 

— "Strike up the band." (Dedication of 
Lamont Bridge) 23: 1 



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PAGE 

— Student clubhouse 2 1 : 68 

— Studies for a chapel and dormitories. . . 23: 401 

— Studio, new 25: 7 

— Styles at Smith — the first Labrador 
windbreaker 2 1 : 1 85 

New and old gym suits 21: 298 

— "Sumer is y-cumen in" 23: 253 

— Summer School of Music, children's 

class 24: 2 1 

— Taming of the Shrew, scene from 22: 420 

— They went down before the Scotch. . . 23: 62 

— Tom Thumb the Great, Scene from ... 23: 416 

— Tower of College Hall 22: 14 

— Toys of Death. V. (E.) Mintz 24: 148 

— Tulips at Smith 21:279 

— University of Florence 24: 23 

— Vanity Fair, 1930 21: 445 

— Vermont potato field 22: 35 

— Voice, The, of Spring 23: 290 

— Wedding reception in the Quadrangle. . 22: 487 

— White House — Canyon de Chelly, 
Arizona 24: 259 

— "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?".. 25: 147 

— Wilder House book plate 23: 132 

— Wilder House reception room 22: 9 

— Window in College Hall 24: 55 

— Winners all 23: 305 

— Winter sports 22 : 1 29 

— Wintry night 25:117 

— Woman Leading a Monkey, G. Seurat 25: 265 

— Would- Be Gentleman, The, scene from 21: 434 

— Yosemite Valley 24: 1 1 

Illustrations: Charts: 

— Gainful employment and marriage of 

S. C. alumnae 22: 409, 410, 411 

— Money management 23: 282 

— Student Government Association 24: 40 

Illustrations: Maps: 

— Buildings which should be destroyed. . 23: 397 

— Geographical distribution of alumnae . 22: 268 

— Plan of S. C. grounds, 1931 23: 268 

— Site of proposed alumnae building. ... 23: 71 

— Suggested sites for new buildings 23: 396 

Illustrations: Portraits: 

— Abbott, Jere (f) 24: 42 

— Abbott, Josephine (Dormitzer) 11 ... . 21: 330 

— Aldrich, Bessie (Knight) 03 24: 243 

— Alumnae College faculty [1933] 24: 254 

— Same [1934] 25: 353 

— Alumnae officers 1930 2 1 : 400 

1931 22:478 

— American students in Spain 22: 21 

— Arbenz, Mary 27 23: 27 

— Atwater, Catherine 34 22: 310 

— Avery, Elizabeth (f) 21 : 58 

— Backus, Georgia ex-22 25: 135 

— Bailey, Florence (Merriam) 84 23: 165 

— Bancroft, Caroline 23 25: 135 

— Barnes, Walter C. (f) 23: 47 

— Baucus, Marian 30 24: 243 

— Beard, Esther K. 29 (in group) 21 : 24 

— Becker, Howard P. (f) 23: 47 

— Bedell, Caroline C. 25 21 : 426 

— Beeley, Dorothy 29 (in group) 21: 24 

— Best sisters 25: 281 

— Bigelow, Harriet W. 93 (f) 25: 426 

— Bixler, Julius Seelye (f) 22: 167 

— Bixler family in Freiburg 21 : 403 

— Blanshard, Frances (Bradshaw) 16 25: 296 

— Borgese, Giuseppe A. (f) 24: 42 

— Bori, Lucrezia 22 : 155 

— Bradley, Elizabeth 36 25: 390 

— Brooks, Ruth W. ex-21 22: 414 

— Brown, Vera L. (f) 22: 296 

— Bull, Adelaide W. 30 21: 503 

— Burton, Jane 33 21 : 63 

— Cahoon, Jean C. 11, Registrar 22: 142 

— Chase. Mary E. (f) 24: 375 

— Cheever, Louisa S. 90 (f) 25: 371 

— Cheyney, Lucia (Trent) 19 22: 295 

— Churchill, Alfred V. (f) 23: 408 

— Clark, Dr. Eliot Round, and Mrs. Clark 
(Eleanor Linton 09) 22: 166 

— Same 25: 257 

— Clarke, Elizabeth (Lawrence) 83 22: 265 

— Class of 1880 (three groups) 2 1 : 444 (a) 

— Class of 1933, group from 24: 404 



PAGE 

— Coman, Martha, Director of Publicity 
forS. C 21: 13 

— Commencement celebrities 1930 21 : 4(>2 

1931 22:453 

1932 23: 4 K. 

1933 24:406 

IW4 25:403 

— Cone, Kate (Morris) 79 21 : 204 

— Coolidge. Cora H. 92 24: 302 

— Corbett. Alta Smith 08 22: 33 

— Crawford, Cheryl A. 25 23: 27 

— Creme de la creme (group) 25: 55 

— Cushing, Eleanor 79 22: 255 

— Dance groups 22: 312; 23: 172; 25: 155 

— Davis, Clare G. 27 22: 37 

— Degrees, honorary, recipients of. 1930. . 21: 462 

— Djojodipoero, Radan Mas Ario 24: 27 

— Dommerich, Elsa 35 25: 390 

— Douglas, Lewis W., and family 24: 267 

— Duke, John, with pupil 25: 240 

— Edson, Suzane G. 07 25 : 23 

— Emperor of Ethiopia 25: 291 

— Entrance prize winners 23: 46 

— Fairchild, Herman LeRoy (bust) 23: 166 

— Farrar, Margaret (Petherbridge) 19. . . 22: 37 

— Fay, Dorothy A. 27 (in group) 21 : 24 

— Field, Marshall III 22: 153 

— First All-Smith Fencing Team 25: 281 

— Fisk, Merl E. 25 22: 414 

— Fitch, Charlotte 34 25: 359 

— Foley, Edna L. 01 24: 241 

— Ford, Harriet (Bliss) 99 22: 400 

— Foreign students, 1929 21: 68 

1930 22: 49 

1931 23:52 

1932 24: 64 

1933 25: 47 

— Fosdick, Dorothy 34 25: 402 

— Fosdick, Elinor 33 22: 182 

— Fosdick sisters 24: 275 

— Foster, Mary Louise 91 (f) 24: 367 

— Freile, Aleta 28 23: 27; 25: 35 

— French, Ruth H. 02 25: 296 

— Freshman officers, class of 35 23: 173 

class of 36 24: 161 

class of 37 25: 152 

— Freshman prize winners 1929 21: 68 

1930 22:49 

1931 23: 46 

1932 24:49 

— Freshmen, The, Show Their Mettle. . . 23: 304 

— Galbraith, Archibald V., Trustee 21: 23 

— Ganong, William F. (f) 23: 407 

— Garrison, Mabel (f) 24: 283 

with group of students 25: 240 

Gilbert, Virginia 33 24: 243 

Gilfillan, Harriet W. 31 25: 272 

Goya, Francisco, self-portrait 22: 183 

— Graduate students 23 : 52 

— Granddaughters of graduates, the first 

at S. C 21: 68; 24: 49 

— Granddaughters of S.C. 1929 21: 62 

1930 22:52 

1931 23:58 

1932 24: 46 

1933 25:51 

— Greathouse, Rebekah S. 15 25: 23 

— Hamilton, Nancy 30 25: 271 

— Hanscom, Elizabeth D. (f) 23: 406 

— Hardenbergh. Betty 34 25: 390 

— Harrower, Mary 25: 402 

— Harvey, Constance R. 27 21 : 427 

— Hawes, Harriet (Boyd) 92 21:418 

— Hayden, Eleanor W. 34 22: 182; 25: 390 

— Headliners. [Outstanding students].. 25:282 

— Helgesson, Uno H. (f) 24: 42 

— Highflyers of '82 (J. Milligan, M. 
Jameson) 23: 425 

— Hill. Edith N. 03 25: 349 

— Hill. Ruth 30 (in group) 21 : 24 

— Hocking, William Ernest 21: 460 

— Holden. Mildred 21 : 494 

— Holmes. Rebecca W. (f) 21 : 24 

— Holt, Mary 36, with Helen Jacobs ... 25: 420 

— Huntington, Frances (Carpenter) 12 

22: 166; 23: 321 

— Jacobs, Helen 25 : 420 

— Jones. Esther E. 31 25: 373 

— Josten, Werner (f) 22 : 167 



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Index 



PAGE 

— Junior I 22: 310 
Juniurs m lt.ily, wil 

J union 

i 

P. 31 22:297 

Koerber. I r. r • \ W 21: 503 

— Kulin. I 24: 268 

l^ : %!-, 

\. I mi ral Km. n 
m. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. (J. E. 

51 s ?« 

22= If 5 

22:414 

25: 157 

23:27 

13 25: 135 

25:23 

21:460 

eth A. 98 25: 35 

24: 133 

09 23: 287; 25: 256 

B6 22:295 

21: 71 

learn r 31 22:297 

H • 24: 366 

Mill.ken, Alula i Leese) 00 23: 324 

25: 402 

tig) 25 24: 243 

ibeth R 25 22: 37 

a, Elizabeth (Cutter) 96 24: 375 

— Mulholland, li>hn, and others 24:35 

n. William Allan, 3d Pres. of 

with Others, in Spain 21: 265 

nur Berlin 21: 293 

ling down the line" 21: 448 

22: 48; 24: 117 

24: 153; 25:372 

I rjorie H., Dean 24: 375 

h 25: 373 

Mary C 27 22:295 

— Parkinson. Thelma A. 21 21: 426 

— Peirce, Helen J. 21, Freshman Dean.. . 21: 56 

— Pe ret H., 20 22: 43 

— Perry, Ralph Barton, and others 23: 446 

— Pioneer editors of the Quarterly 25:351 

— Plumly. Aurelia 32 22: 37 

— Princess. A, of Urbino, by Desiderio da 

23: 14 

— Pyke, Bernice (Secrest) 02 23: 287 

— Quarterly staff, students on 22: 66 

— Raymond. Mary 91 23: 287 

— Retiring members of Faculty, 1931. ... 22: 416 

— Rich. Frances L. 31 23: 27 

— Rich. Frances L. 31. and Irene Rich.. . 22: 420 

— Richards. Katharine L. 13. Director of 
Religious Work and Social Service 21: 64 

— Rollins. Isabel (Wardner) 16 23: 321 

— Root. Florence K. 06 23: 324 

— Rugh. Virginia 32 21 : 185 

— Sabin. Dr. Florence R. 93 21 : 182 

— Saylor. Edith (Bennett) 14 25: 135 

— Scales. Laura W. (L.) Warden 01 24: 1 

— Scott. Margaret (f) 23: 45 

— Sears. Ruth 27 25: 36 

— Secretary of Commerce and family. . . 24: 35 

— Seelye. Pres. L. Clark 22: 255; 24: 128 

— Seelye, Laurens and family 25: 54 

Emily 25: 40 

— Smith. Krank C. Jr., Trustee 22: 400 

lith, John M. (fi 23: 47 

Bitfa College String Quartet 11929]. . . 21: 24 
[1934]... 25:237 

w. Florence H. 04 22: 259; 23: 381 

.'...rgaret 14 25: 23 

..lent Council, 1931 22: 310 

lent government officers, prize win- 

24: 276 

idenl members of Quarterly staff. . 22: 66 

— T. Aright! 04 ... 21:75,330; 23: 324 

ex-25 23: 27 

24: 49 

Miriam 01 21: 330 

n college 24: 61 

l< brities (F. Huntington, 

K. H.M 23: 435 

Henry M. first Dean of S. I 

is. 23: 52 

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PAGE 

— Valentine. Alan C, Trustee 25: 170 

— Van Kleeck, Mary A. 04 24: 36 

Waterman, Frank A. (f) 24: 365 

— "We shall never find your equal" .... 24: 276 

Outstanding students 

Welch, Roy D. (f) 22: 296 

— Welch fa mil v in Munich 24: 149 

Wells, Marguerite M. 95 25: 271 

Westcott, Sally 34. Fire Captain 24: 161 

Wiener. {Catherine 33 22: 181 

Winners of "S." pins, 1930 21: 320 

1931 22: 309 

Wolfs, Marie Leonie 08 21: 418 

Vow. Katharine B. 33 24: 403 

— Zinsser, Dorothy (Douglas) 13 25: 296 

— Zogbaum, Baird (Leonard) 09 25: 255 

Immigration Law as affecting foreign 

students 24: 60, 162 

Immortal [verse], A. C. Mitchell 21: 272 

Impressions of an American organist in 

England, W. T. Moog 23: 403 

Infantile paralysis delays college opening . 23: 41 

Inspecting Potatoes, E. L. Clarke 22: 34 

Institute of Occupations, 1933 25: 28, 137 

Institute of Pacific Relations, fourth bien- 
nial conference, personnel 23: 163 

— Chinese hospitality to 23: 163 

— program 23: 164 

Institute, The, of Women's Professional 

Relations, D. (T.) Fullerton 21: 177 

Intellectual Honesty, The Virtue of, W. A. 

N'eilson 21: 6 

Intercollegiate conference [undergraduate], 

1930 21: 320 

Intercollegiate Daily News 25: 58 

Intercollegiate debates, see Debates, inter- 
collegiate 
Interdepartmental Majors at Smith, E. F. 

Genung 23: 153 

International Federation of University 
Women, triennial congress at Geneva, 
1929, report of. by F. H. S[now] 21:78 

— membership of 21:151 

International Labor Office, Geneva, asks 

cooperation of Institute of Women's 

Professional Relations 21 : 180 

International Students' Union 21: 22 

— Professor R. Harlow and 23: 63 

Internationalism, Miss E. May's school of 23: 277 

" Invitation houses," S. C 22: 133 

Irwin, Elisabeth A. 03, Help Wanted: In 

Experimental Education 25: 266 

Is Your Daughter Ready for College? F. 

(B.) Blanshard 24: 1 

It Pays to Advertise, D. C. L[indsay] 22: 168 

Italian summer school, see Summer School 
of Italian Studies 

Ivy Day, 1930 21: 444 

1931 22: 426 

1932 23: 427 

1933 24: 385 

1934 25: 384 

— discussion of customs of 2 1 : 488 ; 22 : 38 

39, 40: 25: 431 

J 

Jackson, S. C, see Wardel, Sara (Jackson) 
Jameson, Lois 33, speech of , on becoming 

Head of Student Government 23: 297 

— on retiring 24: 288 

— Thinking about Smith College 24: 38 

Johnson, Electa (Search) 29 25: 252 

Johnson, Emily, Smith is Hostess to the 

W. I. L 24: 66 

Johnson, India G. 21 23: 477 

Johnson, Capt. and Mrs. Irving, their 

cruise in the Yankee 25: 252 

Johnson, Mary H. 97, review of her The 

Dean in the High School 21 : 42 

Johnson, P. B. 04, see Burck, Phila 

(Johnson) 

Johnson, Samuel, and music 22: 139 

Jonas, Mary E. 31. illustrates The Note 

Room 21: 65. 200, 326. 496 

22: 54, 184. 313 
Jones, Arthur T. (f), The Dorothea Carlile 

Chime 22: 14 

— Some Recent Developments in Science 23: 141 



Index 



Xlll 



Jordan, Phoebe 31, gives ode February 22, 
1930 

Josten, Werner (f), his "Concerto Sacro" 
published by Juilliard Fund 

— his presentation of Rodelinda 

— Courses in Musical Composition 

Jukes, Jeannette, decorator 

June [verse] F. Reeves 

Junior Selections Method of Admission. . . 
Junior Year in France, The Juniors in 

Grenoble [as seen by the papers] 

— Appointments for 1930-31 

— Where, O Where Are the 1930 Juniors- 
in-France? 

Junior Year in Italy 

— The First, L. Marden 

— Letter from M. L. Simpson 

Junior Year in Spain 21: 266, 

22: 20, 182; 23: 36 

— The First Junior Year in Spain, E. A. 
Foster 

Juniper Lodge, New Hampshire Smith 
Club's summer meetings at 21: 77 

— An Uneducated Guest at, E. Walton . . 



Kaltenbach, Alice W. 09, honored by King 
Alexander of Jugoslavia 

Keizer, Josephine 10, see Littlejohn, Jo- 
sephine (Keizer) 

Kelvin, Lord, see Thomson 

Kennedy, Clarence (f), his photographs. . 

— The Historical Approach [to Art] 

Kenyon, Dorothy 08, Medieval or Modern 

—Which? 

On women as lawyers 

Kepner, William A., quoted, on life 

Keynes, J. M., at the Zimmern School, 

Geneva 

Keyserling, Count, on the art of living . . . 
Kimball, Everett (f), speaks at Alumnae 

Week- End 

Kinsman, M. Cassandra 06, The A. A. 

U. W.'s Fiftieth 

Kirkbride, Mary, honorary D.Sc. from 

S. C 

Kirkpatrick, Helen 31, Geneva — the City 

of Calvinism and Internationalism 

Kirkpatrick, Mary Anne (Staples) 10, 

Personal Budgeting 

Kitchel, Anna S. 03, resigns from Quar- 
terly Board 

Klinefelter, Betty 30, Where, O Where 

Are the 1930 Juniors-in- France? 

Kobe College Dedicates New Buildings. . 
Koffka, Kurt (f), speaks at Alumnae 

Week- End 

— Why Things Look as They Do 



L., C. S. 13, A Word to "Modiste" 

Lamont Bridge, The, and New Field Are 
Dedicated 

Language reading tests 

Lapham, Edna (Capen) 05, The Domesti- 
cated Airplane 

Larkin, Oliver W. (f), Art at Smith Col- 
lege 

Lasker, Helen O. 31, helps compile alum- 
nae census of 1931 

Last chapel 21: 434; 22: 420 

24: 379 

Lavery, Lorna, with juniors in Spain 21: 266 

Lawrence, E. C. 83, see Clarke, Elizabeth 
(Lawrence) 

Lawrence House, cooperative experiment 
of 

Leave It to Smith, dramatical, musical, 
historical review 

Leavenworth, Annie (Crim) 09, review of 
A. C. Mitchell's Seed of the Wind 

Lee, Gerald Stanley, and Jennette (Perry) 
Lee 86, their study of posture, outlined 
by C. (T.) Stevenson 

Lee, Jennette (Perry) 86, and her various 
work 

Le Gallienne, Eva, Woman's r61e in the 
Theater 

— honorary L.H.D. from S. C 



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21: 316 


22: 167 
22: 407 
25: 242 
22: 10 
22: 292 
24: 19 


21: 70 
21: 321 


21: 416 
22: 301 
24: 23 
25: 292 
437, 495 
; 24: 178 


23: 37 


; 22: 73 
23: 65 


21: 35 


23: 15 
25: 4 


25: 22 


23: 141 


21: 21 
21: 296 


21: 27 


22: 330 


23:447 


23: 159 


21:485 


21: 47 


21: 416 
25: 360 


21: 27 
24: 144 


21: 48 


23: 1 
22: 301 


21: 290 


25: 1 


22: 408 
>; 23: 417 
>; 25: 375 
>; 22: 20 


22: 133 
22: 441 



21: 309 



22: 291 
22: 291 



22: 135 
21: 462 



PAGE 
Leitch. Mary S. (L.) ex-97. Scent of 

Heather [verse] 21 : 293 

— If Words Were Changed [verse] 22: 196 

Leland, Louise 23, Smith College and the 

Cambridge School of Architecture and 

Landscape Architecture 25: 26 

Leonard, Baird 09, see Zogbaum, Baird 

(Leonard) 
Leslie, Mabel, and the Art Workshop. ... 21: 279 
Lewerth, Catherine 33 23: 291 

— The Note Room 22: 313, 485 

23: 48, 186, 307, 464, 24: 56 

Lewis, Dorothy 34 24: 58 

Lewis, E. D. 95, see Day, Elizabeth (Lewis) 
Libaire, D. E. 25, see Gering, Dorothy 

(Libaire) 
Liberal College, A New Definition of a, 

W. A. Neilson . . . : 21:9 

Library, desires old books showing com- 
mon life and thought 22: 284 

— addition to building needed 23: 4, 395 

Life in Books, M. E. Chase 24: 235 

Light, velocity of 23: 142 

Lindbergh, Anne (Morrow) 28, discovers a 

buried city 21 : 35 

— at Seven-College Dinner, 1930 22: 156 

— Warning in Spring [verse] 22: 290 

Lindbergh, Col. Charles A., his Central 

American expedition 21: 35 

— at Seven-College Dinner, 1930 22: 156 

Lindsay, Dorothy (Crydenwise) 22, The- 

ona Peck Harris Turns to Batiks 21 : 173 

— It Pays to Advertise 22: 168 

— Nineteen Six's Garden of Hobbies. ... 22: 455 

— Smith on the Air 25: 133 

— The Newfoundland Comes into His Own 25: 269 
Linley, M. S. 25, see Gerard, Margaret 

(Linley) 

Linton, E. A. 09, see Clark, Eleanor (Lin- 
ton) 

Lion and unicorn as Athletic Association 

insignia 22 : 23 

Literary Adviser, Setting up as a, L. M. 

Hodge 24: 142 

Littledale, Clara (Savage) 13, Parents in 

Search of Education 21 : 267 

— resigns from Quarterly Board 22: 71 

— Will Our Children Reform the Movies? . 25 : 13 

Littlejohn, Josephine (Keizer) 10 23: 34 

Locke, Arthur W. (f), Graduate Study [in 

music] ». 25: 244 

London Naval Conference, 1930, and Gen- 
eral Disarmament Conference, Geneva, 
1932 23: 285 

Long Beach earthquake, 1933, G. (K.) 

Tenney describes 24: 293 

Loring, Elizabeth B. 25, breeder of New- 
foundland dogs 25 : 269 

Loutrel, Harriet 31, and Margaret G. Pal- 
frey 29, The Younger Fry Come to 
Council 23: 259 

Lowenthal, Esther 30 (f). The Smith Col- 
lege Council of Industrial Studies 24: 54 

— A Survey of Certain Aspects of the New 

Deal 25: 118 

M 

M., E. A. 98, More Power to Our Elbows. 21: 312 
McArdle, F. E., see Chandler, Florence 

(McArdle) 

McConnell, Anna B. 35, Faith [verse] 24: 266 

MacDuffie, B. 20, see O'Halloran, Beth 

(MacDuffie) 
McElwain, Mary B. (f), review of M. E. 

Chase's A Goodly Heritage 24: 69 

McFadden, Elizabeth A. 98, Passing a 

Milestone 21:38 

— to serve as substitute editor of the 
Quarterly for six months 2 1 : 45, 47 

— What Do I Get for My Money [Alum- 
nae Association dues]? 21 : 190 

— More Power to Our Elbows 21:312 

— [Note on securing literary work] 21: 424 

— to fill out C. (S.) Littledale's unexpired 

term on Quarterly Board 22: 71 

— her Double Door 25: 35 

Macgregor, Margaret E. (f>. In Memoriam 24: 50 

McHale. Kathryn, After College, What ? . . 25:30 



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Ifdl ■ M, M (..ilhraith. Helen 

!••:. Sii Halford, at Zimmern 

., oeva Ms 21 

letter on benefits re- 

24: 434 
M< i eai . i< 06, W by 

We Send Our Daughters East 24:261 

M< Mill ID, M ITJ 16 M I miniaturist. E. 

24: 133 
Day 24:423 
Madai Student* 

I'm 21 : 22 

.. Maria de 21: 265.266 

Edith (Scott) 09, work of 25: 256 

Maguey. The [Mrs*], E C. Morrow 22:13 

Vmj I ■ 06, \ Note from the Na- 
tional Consumers' League 24: 136 

M.illeti. Audrey (Haakellj ex-15, interview 

Willi. OB talkies 22: 158 

Iwin J . letter in appreciation 

Smith Unit 22: 474 

Mandelle, Mary, bequest of. to S. C 22: 9 

Mandelle Uuadr.mgle 22: 131. 134 

in. Mary E. 25 23: 149 

Marble, Annie (Russell) 86. reviews N. 

In'l biography of Hawthorne 21: 70 

writes pageant for A.A.I AV 22: 263 

Maiden, Laura 33, The First Junior Year 

la Italy 24: 23 

Marking systems. Dean Nicolson on 21: 1 

and Remarks, M. H. Nicolson. . . 21: 1 
Marmon, C. B. L. 00, see Fesler, Caroline 

mon) 
Martin, Caro (T.) 91, What Is the Value 

Mr Smith Clubs? 21: 49 

. Caro (T.) 91. and Theodora Piatt 
IX, report of Regional Conference, St. 

Louis, 1930 21: 207 

Martin. Ellen (Richardson) 05, The Dog 

- His Day 22: 163 

In, Enriqueta 21: 266; 22: 21 

Martin. Marian 30. her work in sculpture 21: 71 
:i. Elizabeth S. 87 (f). retirement of 

22: 416,422 
er, A. E. 13, see i*Iotheral, Annie 
Mather) 
Mather. Margaret 33, Student Assemblies 24: 168 
Maurette. Fernand, at Zimmern School, 

eva 21:21 

Maxwell, M. Jane 31, helps compile 

alumnae censustif 1931 22: 408 

May, Edith, her school of internationalism 23: 277 
M.iv a Preparatory School Educate? P. 

D. Smith 24: 13 

M v-Day meetings [of S. C. Alumnae], 

1931 22: 325 

— The Birthday Parties on May Day, 

F. H. Snow 22: 389 

"Meet Smith in Southern California," 

L. B. West 23: 32 

lenhall, Dorothy R. 95, honorary 

D.Sc. from S. C 21 : 461 

Mensel Ernst H, sketch of, G. F. Clark. . . 24:366 

— Pp ribute to 24: 381 

1. Mary E. 18, Assistant Warden of 

S. C, Earning and Spending 21 : 16 

On college expenses and self-help. 

[Wren, E. R. Morrow 21: 287 

Mexico, An Impression of. \Y. A. Neilson. . 21: 141 

Middle Ages, the thinking of 21: 7 

Midnight Sailing [verse], by Elspeth [B. 

i OHalloranj 22:489 

Millar. Ruth 30, compiles Bulletin Board 21: 52, 194 
Miller, M. E. 10, see Chenery, Margaret 

Mil 
Miller. Olivet (BeaupreJ 04, The Young 

Child and 1! 24: 249 

Milli ■ phine E. 82, honorary 

mS. C 21: 461 

Milhkan, Robert Andrews, and cosmic 

23: 143 

1 ! E. Chase 21: 161 

n) 30, Toys of Death. .. 24:154 
a, F. (C.) Hunt- 

23: 3X7 

n<>, liiunort.il [ftrjf] . . . 21: 272 

! the Wind 21 : 309 

.ell, Blanche, u. In Memoriam 25: 157 



PAGE 

— and others, Directed Reading for the 
Alumnae 21: 292 

Mocquereau. Andre, editorial work of . . . 22: 140 
Model League of Nations at S. C..23: 184; 24: 286 

— "The Model League," J. Adams, C. 
Morrow 24: 270 

Money Management in the Schools, F. 

Barnard 23: 279 

Moog, Wilson T. (f), and the Summer 

School of Music 21 : 13 

— Impressions of an American Organist in 
England 23: 403 

— The Theoretical Courses 25: 241 

Morgan, Laura (Puffer) 95, Adventures in 

London during the Naval Conference 

[1930] 22: 30 

— The Prospects of the Disarmament 
Conference [1932] 23: 161 

— At the Disarmament Conference 23: 285 

Morris, Ann (Axtell) 22, archaeological 

work of 21 : 35 

— Digging in the Southwest 24: 255 

Morris, Harriet 97 23: 35 

Morrisson, Florence (Meling) 25, and 

Frances (Baumann) Hartman 09, Where 
the Rays Shine Brightest [Century of 
Progress] 24: 360 

Morrow, A. S. 28, see Lindbergh, Anne 
(Morrow) 

Morrow, Constance 35, We Go to Vienna. 25: 33 
Trip of the Amherst Masquers 

Morrow, Constance 35, and Jane Adams 

35, "The Model League" 24: 270 

Morrow, Dwight Whitney, speaks at 

Seven-College Dinner, 1930 22: 157 

— In Memoriam 23: 64 

— Will of 23: 64 

— Pres. Neilson on 23: 418 

Morrow, Elisabeth R. 25, Mexican children 21 : 287 
Morrow, Elizabeth (Cutter) 96, The 

Maguey [verse] 22: 13 

— The Forty Years [verse] 23: 144 

— Speech to students 24: 62 

— note on her Beast, Bird and Fish. ... 25: 65 
Morrow cup, competition for: 1930 21: 321 

1931 22:311 

1932 23:304 

1933 24:278 

Mosley, Sir Oswald 21 : 303 

Motheral, Annie (Mather) 13, Smith 

Women in Actuarial Work 23: 148 

Motion pictures, commercial control of . . 23: 269 

— efforts for reform 23: 271 

— at S. C 22: 187; 23: 272 

Mount, Hester 34, an entrance prize win- 
ner 22: 43 

Movies, The, and an Enlightened Minor- 
ity, L. Branch 25 : 143 

Movies, Will Our Children Reform the? 

C. S. Littledale 25: 13 

Murray, Caroline W. 31, helps compile 

alumnae census of 1931 22: 408 

Museum of Art, acquisitions of. . . .22: 183; 23: 169 
180, 181; 24: 164 

— Article on, by J. Abbott 25: 10 

— La Fille de Jephte, by Degas 25: 166 

Music, Department of, Some Treasures in 

the Library of the, R. D. Welch 22: 138 

— research suggested 22: 139 

— Music Study in Smith College, R. D. 
Welch, and others 25 : 233 el seq. 

See also Smith College String Quartet 
Musical instruments, old. R. W. Holmes's 

collection of 22 : 140 

N 

N. R. A., The, W. A. Orton 25: 126 

National Advisory Council on Radio in 

Education, work of 23: 270 

National Committee on Education by 

Radio, work of 23: 270 

National Conference on the Cause and 

Cure of War 23: 200 

National Consumers' League, A Note 

from, A. G. Maher 24: 136 

National Federation of Business and Pro- 
fessional Women 25: 28 

National Students Federation of America. 23: 184 



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xv 



Naval Conference, London, 1930, notes on, 

by L. (P.) Morgan 22 : 30 

Necrology, see separate section at end of 
this index 

Neighborhood Guild, Forsythe St., N. Y. 22: 274 

Neilson, William Allan, President of S. C, 

The Virtue of Intellectual Honesty 21:6 

— A New Definition of a Liberal College 21: 9 

— What Girl Should Go to College? (In 
The Seven Colleges in Print and on the 

Air) 21: 18 

— at Alumnae Week-End Luncheon 21: 27 

— An Impression of Mexico 21: 141 

— speech at Seven Colleges dinner, New 

York, Nov., 1929 21: 148 

— appointed on Advisory Committee for 
Human Welfare 21 : 184 

— honored in Spain 21 : 265 

— on alumnae trustees and proportion of 
women teachers 21: 450 

— on college salaries 2 1 : 45 1 

— on relation between mind and character 22: 1 

— note on C. Hopkinson's portrait of . . . . 22: 46 

— on influence of chapel 22: 57, 298 

— on democracy and personal freedom. . . 22: 58 

— Armistice Day addresses [condensed] 

22: 173; 23: 175 

— approves vote for Alumnae Building. . 22: 439 

— on college affairs, 1931 23: 3 

— Democracy in Smith College 23: 256 

— " Be Still, and Know that I Am God " . . 24: 6 

— urges economy on campus 24: 59 

— on student manners 24: 167 

— Job, A, in These Times 24: 156 

— Armistice Day Address, 1932 [con- 
densed] 24: 169 

— Alumnae College, address at first 24: 349 

— on laying up treasure in heaven 25: 17 

— from chapel talks on the World War, 
respect for law; etc 25: 162 

— on anti-war demonstrations 25: 288 

— Editor-in-Chief of Webster's New Inter- 
national Dictionary, 2d edition 25: 372 

Neumes. in musical notation 22: 138 

"New Deal," The Department of Eco- 
nomics Considers the 25:117 

Newfoundland, The, Comes into His Own, 

D. (C.) Lindsay 25: 269 

News from Smith College in Spain: a 

Composite Report from the Group 22: 20 

Nicolson, Marjorie H., Dean of S. C, 

Marks — and Remarks 21:1 

— on the Registrar's List and the Dean's 

List 22: 58 

— review of her edition of the Conway 
Letters, by M. E. Curti 22: 68 

— tribute to Jean C. Cahoon 22: 142 

— Whither the Curriculum? 22: 160 

— Present Policies of College Admission.. 24: 247 

— What We Mean by "Progressive". ... 25: 261 

— chapel talk 25: 289 

— fellowship in honor of 25: 429 

Nield, Marjory (Porritt) 21, appeal of, in 

behalf of Vocational Bureau 22: 63 

Niemann, F. Gwendolin 31, appreciation 

of Mrs. Scales 23: 315 

Night Life at a Bar-B-Q, L. A. Brundage 24: 29 
Nil Desperandum [pseudonym]. Reeducat- 
ing the Husband 21: 314 

Nineteen Five's Exhibit [1930] 21 : 469 

Nineteen Six's Garden of Hobbies, D. (C.) 

Lindsay 22:455 

Nineteen Thirty-four Comes to Town. ... 22: 43 
Noble, Dorothy (Evans) 07, Not for Sale 24: 140 
Non-college material, discussion of . . . .24: 122, 292 

Non-Graduate Associa'ion 22: 256 

Norris, Margaret 10, "Heroes and Haz- 
ards" in the Making 23: 284 

Norton, Katherine (Garrison) 95, Spanish 

Real Estate 21: 154 

A plea for an alumnae building 

Not for Sale, D. (E.) Noble 24: 140 

Ranch life in California 
Note Room, The (written successively by 

E. Perkins, C. Lewerth, M. Blake, 
A. Taylor; illustrated by M. E. Jonas, 
E. Boardman, J. Stilson, M. A. Bow- 
man, F. Best and D. Lewis, A. Taylor) 

21:65, 200,326, 496; 22:54 



184. 313. 485; l.\: 48. 186, 307, 464 
24: 56, 173, 286, 430; 2.5: .57. 167. 2X4. 427 
Notes from a Noting — and Doting — 

Councillor, E. (H.) Human 22:328 

Now to Conscript the Parents, L. Oak . 23: 133 
Nursery School, The, at Smith College, 

L- Oak 23:263 

— needs of \ 

Nursery schools, L. Oak on \ 

Nursing as a Profession for College Women, 

E. S. Bixler > i: 267 

<> 
Oak, Lura (f), Now to Conscript the 

Parents 23: 135 

— The Nursery School at Smith College. 23: 263 
Obituary, see section Necrology, at end of 

this index 

Observation [verse], M. E. G[ilchrist| 23: 258 

Ochtman, Dorothy 14, Adventures in 

Painting 22: 7 

O'Daniel, Eileen 32 23: 291 

— Keeping up with the Jonses in Interna- 
tional Affairs 23: 184 

— speech of, on retiring from Student 
Government 23 : 296 

Off-campus houses, service of, to S. C. 22: 133, 134 
Ogden, Athalia, 32, Apprentice Teaching 25: 174 

"Oh, Who Will Bring the Freshmen Up?" 22: 175 
O'Halloran, Beth (MacDuffie) 20, Budget 

[verse] 21: 28 

— Possibly [verse] 21 : 295 

— Midnight Sailing [verse] 22: 489 

— A Brief for Sentimentality 23: 6 

— House Lot for Sale [verse] 24: 31 

— For Elsa [verse] 24: 188 

— Review of M. Curtiss's The Midst of 

Life 24: 437 

— and E. N. Hill 03, Commencement 1933 24: 377 
Old Guard Corporal, An, To the Younger 

Fry 23: 315 

Old Things Are Become New 22: 63 

Improvements in dormitories 
O'Meara, Alice S. 10, Barbara is Borrow- 
ing 23: 182 

— head of Gillett House 25: 55 

On Being a Ballyhoo Artist, H. E. Pills- 
bury 22: 162 

"On Wings of Thought ..." A. Barbour 22: 397 
One of the Professors [verse], V. A. Storey. . 21 : 168 

Open Road tour 21:22 

Organ, Concerning Our, C. (M.) Fesler. . . 25: 248 

Organs, English 23: 403 

Original Thread and Needle Shop, The, 

E. W. Fisher 25: 31 

Ormsbee, M. R. 07, see Whit ton, Mary 

(Ormsbee) 
Orton, William A. (f), Commerce and 

Culture 23: 269 

— review of his America in Search of 
Culture 25: 64 

— The N. R. A 25: 127 

Other colleges, registration and news of 

21: 51; 22: 41 
Our Faculty Friends [retiring in June 1932] 23: 406 

Our Written Words, N. E. Browne 21 : 40 

Outing Club, organization of 22: 24 

— broadening scope of 24: 170 

Overlooked Philanthropic Field, An. M ( . 

Sykes 21: 273 

Owen, A. L. 81 , see Sullivan, Amelia (Owen) 

P 

Padgham, Elizabeth 98, Mary McMillan, 

Painter of Miniatures 24: 133 

Paints and a Tent, L. I. P. Franklin. ... 23: 145 
Palfrey, Elizabeth H. 32, The House in 

Cambridge 21:271 

Palfrey. Margaret G. 29 21 : 34 

Palfrey, Margaret G. 29, and Harriet 
Loutrel 31, The Younger Fry Come to 

Council 23: 259 

Palfrey, Methyl (Oakes) 01 21 : 34 

Palfrey, Mianne and Sarah, in tennis. ... 21 : 34, 427 
Pan-American I'nion, work "l , 25:400 
Paquis, the, Geneva, Switzerland . 21:22 
Pardee, Edith Ross 35, entrance prize win- 
ner 23:46 

— describes Paris riots, 1934 25: 292 



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f. for child training . 21: 267 
.1 269, 270 

21: 267 
resent* memorial 

rence urging dis- 

tmenl 21 : 306 

.ind strike notes of bells .22: 15-1 7 
\K 1 adden . 21: 38 

On t !-•«<• clubhouse in 

\ i irk 

ea, D. Fosdick . 22: 5 
genk L. 29. swims the Helles- 

21 : 34 
22: 158 
Payne. E H . A Cezanne Landscape for 

Sn. 23: 181 

Peck. T rria, Tlieona (Peck) 

Helen J. 21. Freshman Dean 21: 56 

boot juniors in Spain 23: 36 

M ; :«aret H. 20. appointed Dean 
ofClaasof 1934 21: 437; 22: 43 

People's Institute. E. Robinson 24: 278 

Teacher. The — and Her Pay. 

21:275 

as, Elizabeth 31. The Note Room. 21 : 65 
200, Ud, 49o; 22: 54, 184 
Perkins. Frances. The Wages of Unem- 
ployment 22: 147 

Ralph Barton. The Age of Literacy 

mmencement address. 1932] 23: 382 

Persia, story ftboat transportation in ... 23: 152 
Personal Budgeting. M. A. (S.) Kirk- 

patrick 21: 485 

ttrsi], R. L. Thompson 21:301 

Phi Beta Kappa elections: 

1930 21:320 

1931 22:311 

1932 23:304 

1933 24:289 

1934 25:283 

Phillpoit. A. J.. William Baxter Closson's 

Paintings 22: 145 

Physical culture at S. C 22: 264 

>f( also Athletics 
Physics, Department of. n°eds new build- 
ing 23:5 

Picasso's La Table 24: 164 

Pillsbury. Helen Evelyn 21. On Being a 

Ballyhoo Artist . 22: 162 

Piatt. Theodora 18, and Caro (T.) Martin 
91. report of Regional Conference, St. 

Louis. 1930 21: 207 

Play Day at Mount Holyoke 21: 66 

Playhouse-in-the-Hills, Cummington, re- 
citals at 21: 15 

Plimpton. Fanny (Hastings) 03, The Need, 

the Cost, the Site [of an Alumnae 

Building] 22:474 

— The Walpole Tweeds and Twills 24: 126 

Plumly. Aurelia 32. swims the Hellespont . 22: 37 

Plymouth Inn. passing of 23: 420 

Rico, Committee on Mineral Re- 
sources of 24: 160 

.it of a Middle-Aged Mind. M. (O.) 

Whitton 23: 463 

tits in Drypoint and Pencil, E. 

Telling . . 22: 152 

' '].by "Elspeth" [B. (MacD.) 
O'Halloran] .... 21:295 

Ethel 'Smith* 14, Woman's Place Is 

in a Store 21: 171 

•trice station to be established in the 

lege 21: 495 

re, importance of. to health 22: 291 

24: 162 

ihivation of 22: 34 

eitj dinners" 25: 152 

• ratureof 24:167 

Pren.. 23: 153 

H2. first college physi- 

22: 267 

11 iWvsei 24. note on 

25: 21 

in li. The Sur- 

smith i 21, Dr. Florence 

..... 21: 182 



Prizes and fellowships, awards of: 

1930 21: 54, 320. 492 

1931 22: 43, 310. 311, 484 

1932 23: 304. 470 

1933 24: 277, 429 

1934 25: 424 

Procter, Elizabeth (Burt) ex-00 23: 32 

Proctor, Mary A. 81, note on her The In- 
dians of the Winnipcsaukee and Pemige- 

wassett Valleys 22 : 322 

Progressive Methods in the Secondary 

School, E. (L.) Day 23: 23 

Public Health Major 23: 153 

Publications of faculty and alumnae, see 

Current Publications 
Publicity for S. C. director of, appointed 21 : 43 
Puffer, L. D. 95, see Morgan, Laura 
(Puffer) 

Puppet. A. and-a-Half. J. (B.) Clark 25: 145 

Putnam. Florence B. 18 23: 149 

Q 

Quirk, Julia B. 31, An Answer to How to 

Tame a Shrew 23 : 66 

R 

Radio, commercial control of 23: 269 

Rally Day, see Washington's Birthday 
Ramer, Miriam R. R. 33, The College 

Girl in the Home 24: 362 

Ramsdell, Lee 15, see Ramsdell, Mary L. 
Ramsdell. Mary L. 15, To Jane Burton 

[verse] 21: 63 

Rand. H. C. 84. see Thayer, Helen (Rand) 
Ratcliffe, S. K., Washington's Birthday 

sneaker. 1931 22: 306 

Rausch, Louise (Cornell) 13, Alumnae 

Fund Chairman 23: 434; 25: 392 

Rayleigh, Lord, his study of bells 22: 16 

Raymond, Mary E. 91, The Garden or the 

Field 24: 122 

— honorary L.H.D. from S. C 25: 402 

Re Progressive Education, P. (P.) Stevens 23: 190 

Reading for Pleasure, E. C. Dunn 25: 158 

Reading Period, an experiment 25: 157 

Record [verse], G. (H.) Conkling 21: 407 

Reed, F. 28, see Robinson, Frances (Reed) 
Reeducating the Husband, Nil Desperan- 

dum [pseudonym] 21:314 

Reeves, Florence ex-01, June [verse] 22: 292 

Regional Conference, St. Louis, 1929. ... 21: 207 

Regional scholarships 21 : 332 

Registrar's List 22: 58 

— purpose of 22: 173 

Registration and News of Other Colleges 

21: 51; 22: 41; 23: 67; 24: 36 
The titles vary somewhat 

Registration at S. C, 1929 21 : 56 

1930 22:44 

1931 23:44 

1932 24:48 

1933 25:41 

See also Freshman class 
Rejoicing Becomes Sophia, or The Judg- 
ment of Paris I Alumnae Assembly stunt] 23: 436 
Religion for Our Children, J. S. Bixler. . . 24: 117 
Religion in the New Curriculum, J. S. 

Bixler 22: 59 

Religion 37, E. French 32 23: 293 

Religious Forum 22: 303; 23: 299 

Religious Life at Smith, H. E. Fosdick. . . 23: 253 
Religious Problems of a College Student. 

E. Sherry 23: 17 

Religious Work and Social Service at S. C, 

H. L. Richards appointed Director of . . 21: 64 

Return of a Native, H. (B.) Ford 23: 129 

Reunion customs 23: 313 

Reunion reports 21: 471; 22: 456; 

23: 448; 24: 408; 25: 405 
Reunions to include families suggested. . . 24: 177 
Rhees. Harriet (Seelye) 88, honorary A.M. 

from S. C 21: 462 

Rich, Frances L. 31, dramatic work of. ...23: 26, 31 

letter on Smith College 24: 433 

Richards, Elizabeth 18, tribute to 22: 26 

Richards, Katharine L. 13. The Freshman 
Conference 21:4 



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PAGE 

— note on appointment and work of ... . 2 1 : 64 

— Christmas and Other Doings of the 

S. C. A. C. W 23: 182 

— Forty Years of the S. C. A. C. \V 23: 473 

Richardson. E. T. 05, see Martin, Ellen 

(Richardson) 
Ricketson, Dr. Oliver, Jr., and Edith 

(Bayles) Ricketson 21, explorations of, 

in Central America 2 1 : 35 

Ricketson, Edith (Bayles) 21 21:35 

Riggs, Margaret A. 30, The Summer School 

of Music 24: 20 

Rightor, Jane P. 30, Stocks and Blondes. 21: 401 

Riots in Paris. 1934, E. Pardee 25: 292 

Ripperger, Henrietta (Sperry) 10, The 

History of the Alumnae Association. . 22: 253 

— The Graduate Grows up 22: 393 

Risley. H. E.. see Foote, Harriett (Risley) 
Rivington Neighborhood Association .... 21: 279 

Rivington Street Settlement, N. Y 22: 274 

Robbins, Jane E, ex-83, and Rivington St. 

settlement 22 : 273 

Robinson, Emily 33, The People's Institute 24: 278 
Robinson, Frances (Reed) 28, to assist in 

editing the Quarterly 2 1 : 47 

— resigns 22:71 

Roche, Josephine, honorary LL.D. from 

S. C 23: 446 

Rodelinda, Handel's, given at S. C, 1931 22: 407 
"Rodelinda Wins Plaudits in Press," R. 

Agnew 22 : 407 

Rogers Amy < Willmer) 81, letter from 23: 156 

Rollins, Isabel (Wardner) 16 23: 321 

Rooke, Margaret (f), and the Summer 

School of Italian 21:13 

Rose gardens, H. (R.) Foote on 22: 287 

Rossellino, Antonio, cherub by 23: 15 

Rowell, Teresina (Peck) 94, The Alumnae 

Week-End 21 : 26 

— The Council Meets 2 1 : 334 

Rowell, Teresina (Peck) 94, and Edith X. 

Hill 03, The Semicentennial and Com- 
mencement 22: 417 

Rueff, Jacques, at Zimmern School, Ge- 
neva 21: 21 

Russell, A. M. 86, see Marble, Annie 
(Russell) 

Russia, conditions in, as seen by S. (H.) 

Woodruff 23: 150 

Rust. Eleanor de F, 25 23: 149 

S 

"S" pins, how awarded 22: 308 

— winners. 1930 21: 320 

1931 22: 308 

1932 23: 303 

1934 25: 281 

Sabin, Dr. Florence R. 93 [A note on her 
tuberculosis work], H. H. (Smith) 
Pringle 21: 182 

Santander, Spain, Smith juniors at 22: 20 

Sargent, Dr. Dudley A., and physical cul- 
ture 22: 265 

Savage, C. 13, see Littledale, Clara (Savage) 

Saw, Ruth L., review of M. E. Clarke's A 

Study in the Logic of Value 21 : 323 

Saylor, Edith (Bennett) 14, radio success 

of 25: 133 

Scales, Laura (Lord) 01, Warden of S. C. 
Women's Colleges and Women's Con- 
duct 21: 397 

— The Houses That Smith Built 22: 131 

— honorary L.H.D. from S. C 22: 452 

— appreciation of, F. G. Niemann 23: 315 

— talk on manners 24: 425 

— The Golden Mean 25: 259 

— correction made by 25: 283 

Scatchard, William B., "What Shall I Do 

with My Music? " 25: 245 

Scent of Heather [verse], M. S. Leitch . . 21 : 293 
Schmidt, M. L. ex-12, see Seaver, Marie 

(Schmidt) 
Scholarships, Pres. Neilson on . .21: 435; 23: 3, 419 
24: 382; 25: 376, 391 

— Trustees on 23 : 390 

— William Allan Neilson Scholarships ... 23: 419 
Alumnae Office Scholarships 24: 391 

— awards of 25: 55, 56 



PAGE 

School for Social Work, see Smitli College 

School for Social Work 
School Visiting Day, J. MoWhinney .... 24 . il <, 
Science, Some Recent Developments in, 

A. T. Jones 23: 141 

Science building, need for 

Scott, K. Frances (f). The Senior Year of 

1931 22: 479 

Statistics of health habits 
Scott, Margaret (f>, Keeping up witli the 

Joneses in International Affairs 23: 184 

Scott, S. E. 09. tee Magna, Edith (Scott) 
Scudder, Hilda C, her portrait bust of 

Prea Seelye 24: 183 

Scudder, Vida D. 84. and Rivington St. 

settlement 22: 273 

Search. H. E. 29, see Johnson. Electa 

(Search) 

Seaver, Marie (Schmidt) ex-12 23: 34 

Sebring, Emma G. 89, The Perfect Teacher 

— and Her Pay 21 : 275 

— La Villa Collina Ridente 23: 277 

Seelye. L. Clark, first President of S 

ideals of, for social culture of students 

22: 131. 132 

Seelye. Laurens Hickok. at S. C 25: 45. 54 

Seiffert. Marjorie (Allen) 06, His Tree 

[verse] 21: 285 

Self-Help at Smith College 21: lo; 22: 

299; 25: 140 
Senior dramatics, see Dramatics. Senior 
Sentimentality. A Brief for. B. (MacD.) 

O'Halloran 23: 6 

Sequence — Smith College Review replaces 

Monthly 22: 57 

Seurat. Georges, picture by, acquired by 

S. C. Museum 25: 265 

Seven Colleges publicity campaign: The 

Seven Colleges, in Print and on the Air . 21: 18 

— New York dinner. November, 1929. . . 21 : 146 

— Why Give Us a Hearing, A. L. Corn- 
stock 21: 150 

— The Second Year of the "Seven Col- 
leges" 21: 484 

— Seven-College Dinner, The, in Boston 
[1930], C. R. Williamson 22: 156 

— reports of work 22: 477 

23: 472; 24: 376 

— St. Louis dinner, 1933 25: 150 

— The Sixth Year, D. (D.) Zinsser 25: 367 

Seven Nights Rule, Observance of 24: 158 

Shaw, Wilfred B., his Survey of Alumni 

and Adult Education 22 : 263 

Sherry, Elizabeth 32, Religious Problems 

of a College Student 23: 1 7 

Shipman, A. ex-08, see Crispin, Angela 

(Shipman) 
Shumway, Florence (Snow) 83, anecdote. . 
Sikelianos, Eva. and "The Bacchae".. .25: 377. 381 

— thanked by Trustees 25: 429 

Silbert. Doris (f). Courses in the History of 

Music 25: 243 

Silk Guild. Inc.. Paterson. N.J 21: 307 

Simpson, Mary L. 35, Letter from, in Italy 25: 292 

Single and Blessed [ser.se], M. E. Gilchrist . 23: 266 

Skim Milk. [Criticism of school methods] 23:189 

Slang, W. A. Neilson on 21:6 

Smith, E. F. 14. see Post, Ethel (Smith) 
Smith, Eleanor E. 28, and Sophia Smith 

Homestead 21: 331; 22: 71 

Smith. H. H. 21, s'e Pringle. Helena 

(Smith) 

Smith. Hilda, and the Art Workshop 21: 279 

Smith. John M. a' i . sketch of . . 13: 47 
Smith, Perry D., May a Preparatory 

School Educate? 24: 138 

Smith, Sophia, homestead of 2 1 : 33 

22:71. Jr,> 

— The Five Wills of— H. F. Greene 24: 245 

Smith Alumnae Quarterly, index 

(fourth quinquennial) issued 21 : 47 

— changes in editorial board 21: 45, 47 

21 71 

— advertising in 21: 51. 192 

— changes proposed.. .22: 38. 41; 23: 189. tl 

— student members of Quarterly staff 22:66 

— Reports 11: V>2: 23: 477; 24 439; 

— history of 

— " Dear, Dear.What Shall the Cover Be?" 23: 312 



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PAGE 
W : 24 i W 

••w f the Big Bad Wolf?" 25:60 

Shall We Cut the Commencement 
Win, : 25 61 

Re Commencemenl and the Quarterly 

m General 25: 173 

in alumni e 
u M \ i- I went) • 

OM .... 25:349 

Smith .it Washington. Compiled by a few 

of the on.- hundred and fifl i 23: 273 

Smith College, annual expenditures of, in 

• hampton .21: 283 

, umenta relating t<> history of. given 

24: 238, 382 

finances, 1930 1934 21: 435; 22: 422 

23: 294; 24: 41; 25: 56. 376 

alumnae (and other aid) 22: 267 

. Growth ..I (exhibition, 1932) ... 23: 291 
Observations on Teaching at [Anon.]. . 24: 65 
It, II i B Ford . 23: 389 

tummei activities at 21:12 

Uso Buildings; Curriculum; Faculty; 
I rustt 
.smith College Alumnae Census, The, of 
1931, H i asker, ( Murray, and J. 

Maxwell 22:408 

Smith College Alumnae War Service Fund, 

summary, 1917 1930 21: 504 

Smith College Association for Christian 

ik. activities of 21: 4; 23: 182, 443 

— For theS. C. A. C.W.. K. L. 

23:473 

Smith College at "A Century of Progress" 

24: 155 233 244 

Smith College Club of New York City. . .' 21: 38 

Smith College clubs, see Passing a Mile- 
, [N. Y. Club]; What Is a Perfect 
Smith Club? What Is the Value of Our 
Smith Clubs? 

News of local clubs, not indexed in detail, may be 
found in the section of the Quarterly given to the 
Alumnae Association (except in the midsummer 
number). 
Smith College Council of Industrial Stud- 

K. Lowenthal 24: 54 

Smith College Health Knowledge Test, M. 

Ward 22:60 

Smith College in Spain, C. B. Bourland. . . 21: 266 
Smith College in the Black Hills. R. F. 

Uina 22: 18 

A summer field course in geology, 1930 
Smith College Paintings Go to Chicago.. . 24: 244 

Smith College Relief Unit 22: 269 

275; 24: 428 

— Smith College Relief Unit, Hail and 
Farewell, M Wolfs 21: 418 

— letter in appreciation of 22: 474 

— Pres. Neilson on 24: 59 

— tribute to 25: 68 

Smith College Review replaces Monthly. . 22: 57 
Smith College School for Social Work 21: 13 

14. 493; 22: 47. 275, 478 

23: 393, 467; 24: 424; 25: 425 

Smith College String Quartet, R. D. Welch 21: 24 

Smith in a Penthouse 22: 73 

On new quarters of New York S. C. 
Club 

Smith in Chicago, M. I. Curtis 24: 239 

Smith in England, M. (F.) Thorp 23: 155 

Smith in Geneva, M. Hotsford 21: 21 

H. Kirkpatrick 23: 160 

Smith on the Air. D. (C.) Lindsay 25: 133 

Chapter II, F. R. R 25: 270 

Smith Students Aid Society, organization 

22: 256 

Smith Women in Actuarial Work. A. (M.) 

.1 23: 148 

Smoking by students 22: 48 

: I 1. 1 he International 
lion "t University Women Con- 

21: 78 

American Alumni 

22: 263 

I Day . . 22: 389 

- Alumnae E 

a i8i 

■ iation. 23: 381 , 435 
1 la Alumnae Office 25: 436 



PAGE 

Snow Scenes, or The Slave of Duty. [In 

honor of F. Snow) 23: 423 

Social history, plea for materials illustrat- 
ing 23: 191 

Sonnets from a Lock Box, I, A. H. Branch. 21: 153 
Southwest U. S. as an archaeological field . 24: 255 
Spahr, Jean (Fine) 83, and work of Riving- 

ton Street College Settlement. . .21: 278; 22: 273 

Spain Honors President Neilson 21: 265 

Spanish Real Estate, K. (G.) Norton. ... 21: 154 

Speaking of Bridesmaids, S. H 22: 38 

On the Ivy Day procession, replying 
to A. A. in July, 1930, Quarterly 

Sports at S. C, equipment for 23: 2 

See also Athletics 

Spring Comes to the Library 23: 291 

"Squaring the Circle" or "Ten by Ten," 

H. (B.) Ford 24: 233 

Stanton, Dorothy R. 15 23: 149 

Star Cluster, A, in the Professional Fir- 
mament, E. Barrangon 23: 26 

Stepping Ahead from the Mauve Decade, 

E. (S.) Cousins 25: 28 

Stilson. Joy G., 32, illustrates The Note 

Room 23: 307 

Stevenson, Candace (Thurber) 04, The 

Gerald Stanley Lees and Smith Alumnae 22: 291 
Stevens, Pearl (Parsons) 09, Re Progres- 
sive Education 23: 190 

Stocks and Blondes, J. P. Rightor 21 : 401 

Storey, Violet A. 20, One of the Professors 

[verse] 21: 168 

— A College Notebook [verse] 22: 277 

— Jim and Marion's House [uerse] 24: 70 

Storrow, Helen O., honorary A. M. from 

S. C 25: 402 

Story books, influence of, on children 24: 249 

Strong, Beulah, review of H. C. White's 
The Life and Art of Dwight William 

Tryon 22: 190 

Student Assembly (Friday Chapel) 24: 168 

Student Association, see Student Govern- 
ment 

Student government 22: 48, 309 

23: 62, 290, 296; 24: 38, 288 
Students, Exchange of, with Foreign 

Countries, M. E. Clarke 22: 61 

Studley, Eleanor, swims the Hellespont ... 21 : 34 
Suffrage Has Its Jubilee Congress, L. K. 

Fast 21: 50 

Suffrage question at S. C 22: 275 

Sullivan, Amelia (Owen) 81, makes report 
on Dr. Sargent's system of physical 

culture 22: 265 

Sullivan, Mark, reference to his "Our 

Times" 21: 7 

Summer camp for sciences 23: 394 

Summer School of Italian Studies, at S. C. . 21: 13 

323. 494 

Summer School of Music at S. C 21 : 13. 53 

323, 494; 22: 484; 23: 467; 24: 424; 25: 425 

— The Summer School of Music, M. A. 

Riggs 24: 20 

Summer schools, see also Smith College 
School for Social Work 

Summer Schools in England 21: 298 

Summer Secretarial School for Under- 
graduates 25 : 276 

Sumsion, Alice (Garlichs) 25 23: 403 

Sumsion. Herbert W., conducts Choral 

Festival at Gloucester, Eng 23: 403 

Surrealiste Council, The, of 1933, W. (N.) 

Prince 24: 252 

Susie, baby gorilla 22: 163 

Swimming pool of S. C, summer use of . . 21: 15 
Sykes, M'Cready, An Overlooked Philan- 
thropic Field [endowment of women's 
colleges] 21: 273 

T 

T., M. F. 14, review of L. Branch's The 

Training of Literary Judgment 22: 489 

T.. M. L. F„ Why Have Ivy Day? 22: 39 

"Talkies" and education 22: 158 

Taylor, Ann 37, The Note Room 25: 284. 427 

Taylor, John Bellamy, Alumnus by Mar- 
riage 25: 431 

Taylor, Sarah W. 28, Commencement 

[1934] 25: 374 

Teachers, salaries and requirements 21: 275 



Index 



xix 



PAGE 

Teaching. . . . Speed in Reading, M. B. 

Hlake 25: 128 

Tead, Ordway, Why Confess — and What? 21: 169 
A reply to Confessions of a Coordinat- 
ing Husband (Quarterly, Nov., 
1929) 
Teagle, Alice (Wright) 04, sketch of, as 

candidate for Alumnae Trustee 21 : 330 

— The Alumnae Building and the Alumnae 

Fund 22: 473; 23: 432 

— elected Alumnae Trustee 23: 434 

Telling, Elisabeth 04, Portraits in Dry- 
point and Pencil 22: 152 

— Radan Mas Ario Djojodipoero 24: 26 

Tenement House Commission, New York, 

1894 22: 274 

Tenney, Grace (Kelley) 97, Earthquakes 

and Jungles 24: 293 

Tenney, Mary A., ex-82, indexes Quar- 
terly 21: 47 

Tenney House, work of 22:1 33 

Tennis, introduction of, at S. C 22: 265 

Tester, Ruth E. ex-25, dancing and 

dramatic work of 23 : 26, 29 

Thayer, Helen (Rand) 84, and Rivington 

St. Settlement 22: 274 

— and the S. C. R. U 22: 276 

Theatre, women in, E. La Gallienne on. . . 22: 135 

There Are Jobs for Women, E. (S.) Cousins 25 : 137 
There Was a Conference in China, A. L. 

Comstock 23: 163 

Thomas, Norman, The Expectation of 

Violence [Commencement address, 1931] 22: 401 

— letter, by A. A., approving choice of, for 
Commencement speaker 22: 476 

Thompson, Ruth L. 27, Peter [verse] 21- 301 

Thomson, William, Baron Kelvin, quoted 23: 141 
Thorne, D. 14, see Fullerton, Dorothy 

(Thome) 
Thorp, Margaret (Farrand) 14, on Quar- 
terly Board 21:47 

— Antique Hunting for the Smith College 
Library 22: 284 

— Smith in England 23: 155 

— Shall We Cut the Commencement 
Write-Up? 25: 61 

Those Who Write for Us. [Biographical 

notes] 21: 44. 188, 310; 22: 65. 171 

322; 23: 68, 167, 289, 476; 24: 37, 269; 25: 37 
First called, We are Informed on 
Credible Authority 

Thoughts at Thirty, F. (B.) Hughes 23: 191 

Through a Freshman's Eyes, M. Williams 25: 42 
Thurber, C. 04, see Stevenson, Candace 

(Thurber) 
Tilson, Marguerite (North) 05, We Call 

on Will Rogers 23: 67 

Titcomb, Miriam 01, sketch of, as candi- 
date for Alumnae Trustee 21 : 330 

— elected Alumnae Trustee 21 : 450 

Titsworth, Susan S. 97, When Teachers 

Exchange 2 1 : 302 

To Russia by the "Open Road," S. (H.) 

Woodruff 23: 150 

Trans-Mississippi or the Latest Round-Up 

H. C. (B.) Ford 25: 171 

Trent, L. 19, see Cheyney, Lucia (Trent) 
Trustees: Archibald V. Galbraith elected . . 21:23 

— Alta (Smith) Corbett 08 elected 22: 33 

— Harriet (Bliss) Ford 99 elected vice- 
president of the Board, to be in residence 22 : 400 

— Frederick M. Jones reelected 22: 400 

— Frank C. Smith, Jr., elected 22: 400 

— The Task of a Trustee, M. A. van 
Kleeck 23: 325 

— The Trustees Look at the Future, H. C. 

(B.) Ford 23: 389 

— Ada L. Comstock 97 elected to complete 

term of Ruth S. (B.) Baldwin 23: 471 

— George S. Stevenson elected 23: 471 

— H. C. (B.) Ford speaks on 24: 61 

— Alan C. Valentine elected 25: 56 

Trustees, alumnae, candidates for 1930.. . 21: 330 

1932... 23:324 

1934... 25:296 

— Miriam Titcomb 01 elected 21: 450 

— importance of 22 : 258 

— Alice (Wright) Teagle 04 elected 23: 471 

— Dorothy (Douglas) Zinsser elected 25: 391, 429 

— Report of senior, June, 1934 25: 433 



— Trustees' February meeting, 1930 21: 324 

L931 
1932. 

1933 

1934 25:287 

— Trustees' June Meeting, 1930 21: 495 

1931 ' 

1932 23:471 

1933 2 1 125 

1934 ' 

— Trustees' October meeting, 1929 21:23 

1930 22: 33 

1931 23:54 

1933 25:56 

I ryon, Dwight W., Director of Art of 
S. C., 1886-1923. bequest of Chinese 

rugs from 22:12 

— review of H. C. White's Life and Art of 22: 190 

Tryon Art Gallery, additions to permanent 

collection of 21: 52, 316 

Tuberculosis, Dr. F. K. s.ilmi- study of. . . 21: 182 
Turning, The, of the Worm, by a memln-r 

of 1929 21: 423 

Twenty-Five Years A-Growing, K. S. 

Woodward 85 and M. M. Sampson. ... 25: 255 
Two Hundred Years Ago, K. S. Wood- 
ward 2 1 : 286 

Tyler, Henry M., Head of Dept. of Greek, 

1877-1902, In Memoriam 23: 50 

U 

Uncle Sam's Pay Cuts, H. W. Atwater ... 25: 173 

Unemployment, F. Perkins 22: 147 

Unemployment in New York 23: 473 

Universe, explosion of 23: 142 

University Settlement, N. Y 22: 274 

Urgent Word, An, to Young Graduates. . 23: 473 
V 

Vail, Charlotte 23, memorial to 22: 138 

Valentine Alan C, elected trustee of S. C. 25: 56 
Van Deman, Ruth 1 1, radio activities of . . 25: 270 
Van Kleeck, Mary A. 04, appointed to 
National Commission on Law Observ- 
ance and Enforcement 2 1 : 184 

— The Art Workshop 21:277 

— as trustee 21: 450 

— as social worker 22:275 

— The Task of a Trustee 23:325 

Van Waters, Miriam, honorary LL.D. from 

S. C 23: 446 

Vera Lee Brown Prize in History 23: 54 

Vermont Library Experiment, A, K. H. 

Wead 24: 32 

Villa Collina Ridente, La. E. G. Sebring. . . 23: 277 
Virtue, The, of Intellectual Honesty, W. A. 

Neilson 21:6 

Vocational Bureau, The, Appeals to the 

Alumnae, M. (P.) Nield ' 

Vocational Opportunity Classes 21: 321 

22:63, 305; 23: 3(H) 

Voice, A. from the Middle Ages, A. C. 21 . . 23: 313 

On reunion customs 
Vos de Cantabria, quoted, on Smith and 

Wellesley students in Spain 22: 20 

W 

Wages, The, of Unemployment, F. Perkins 22: 147 

Wald. Lillian D., honorary LL.D. from 

S. C 21: 402 

Wales, Isabel (Guilbert) 11, The Boston 

Smith Club Waxes Artistic 23: 322 

Walpole Tweeds and Twills, The, F. (H.) 

Plimpton. 24: 126 

Walther, Constance 33, gives ode. Wash- 
ington's Birthday. 1932 23: 301 

— Chinese Fantasy [verse] ' 

Walton. Elizabeth. An Uneducated Guest 

at Juniper Lodge 23: 65 

Wanted: Any Kind of Job. By a member 

of the class of 1933 

War, Seventh National Conference on 

Cause and Cure of 23: 200 

War and peace. N. Thomas on 22: 4<M 

War fails to settle quarrels 22: 174 

Ward. Millicent 32. Smith College Health 

Knowledge Test 22: 60 

compiles Bulletin Board 22: 45. 177 

gives ode on Washington's Birthday, 1931 22: 306 
Wardel. Sara fackson) 21. Will" Talk, 

Oust Teachers? 22: 158 



x\ 



Index 



Warning In Spring [ftr»], A. (M.) Lind- 

bergh ... 22:290 

Warren, Alice I... entrance prizewinner. . . 23: 46 
Washington'! Birthday speakers: 

1930, Sidney B. Fay 21: 316 

1931, S k Ratdiflfe 22: 306 

1932, Dixon Ryan Poa 23: 301 

1933, Fell* Frankfurter 24: 273 

1934, Murray Seasongood 25: 152 

Waterman, Frank A., sketch of, G. A. 

\n>l..u •■ 24:365 

— President Wilson's tribute to 24: 380 

Waterman, Harriet Cutler M.A. 19, Iter 

lv of human evolution 21: 184 

i lorence V. 23 23: 149 

We Are Informed on Credible Authority. 

I bote Who Write foi 

We ( .ill on Will Roger*, M. (N.) Tilson ... 23: 67 
We See by the Papers. (Notes on Smith 

people, including husbands) 21: 34, 184 

306. 426; 22: 36. 165, 293, 413; 23: 39, 165, 287 
24: 35. 154. 267, 374; 25: 35, 150. 271, 373 
Wead, Katharine H. 09, A Vermont Li- 
brary Experiment 24: 32 

\\ raving and dyeing, an experiment in ... . 24: 126 
Webster! New International Dictionary, 

second edition 25: 372 

Welch, Roy D. (f). The Smith College 

String Quartet . 21: 24 

— Some Treasures in the Library of the 
Department of Music 22: 138 

— Note on. in London Musical Times. ... 23: 63 

— The Welch Family on Sabbatical 24: 149 

— Music Study in Smith College. ....... 25: 233 

— to be visiting professor of music at 
Princeton. 1934-35 25 : 42 1 

Wellesley College juniors in Spain 22: 20 

Wemple. Margaret 32, Debating, Our 

Favorite Indoor Sport 23: 179 

West. Louise B. 02, "Meet Smith in 

Southern California" 23: 32 

What Do I Get for My Money [by be- 
longing to the Alumnae Association]? 

E. A. M[c Fadden] 21 : 190 

What Is a Perfect Smith Club? R. H, 

French 21: 78 

What Is the Value of C-.tr Smith Clubs? 

C. (T.) Martin 21 : 49 

What Price Poverty?, F. W. Bliss 23: 133 

What Smith College Spends in Northamp- 
ton, G. P. Hyde 21: 283 

What We Mean by "Progressive," M. H. 

Nicolson 25: 261 

When You Make Your Will 24: 138 

White, Henry C, review of his The Life 

and Art of Dwight William Tryon 22 : 190 

White Collar [verse]. M. (O.) Whitton 23: 31 

White Purity, A, of Purpose 25: 431 

Whither the Curriculum? A summary of 

talks by Dean Nicolson 22: 160 

Whiton, Mary B. 79 25: 389 

Whitters. Amarie 34, letter from Spain. .. . 24: 178 
Whitton, Mary (Ormsbee) 07, White Col- 
lar [verse] 23: 31 

Portrait of a Middle-Aged Mind 23: 463 

Why Be an Elk? A. L. Basinger 25: 430 

Why Confess— and What? O. Tead 21: 169 

Why Did You Come to College? E. (L.) 

Clarke 21: 487 

Why Give Us [the Seven Colleges] a Hear- 
ing? A. L. Comstock 21: 150 

Why Have Ivy Day? M. L. F. T 22:39 

Why Send Our Daughters to Smith Col- 
lege? E. L. D 21: 48 

Why Things Look as They Do, K. Koffka 24: 144 
Why We Send Our Daughters East, R. 

D McLean 24: 261 

Wilder, Harris H, (f), note on his The Early 

t a Biologist 22: 191 

— prayer of, in childhood 22: 191 

and Inez Whipple Wilder (f), house 
named fol 22: 9 

Will "Talkies" Oust Teachers? S. J. 

Wardel 22: 158 

Willert. Sir Arthur, and the Naval Con- 

London 22: 31 

William Allan Wilson Chair of Research, 

i permanent continuance of. . . 22: 48 

— need oi permanent endowment 23: 391 



PAGE 

William Allan Neilson Research Labora- 
tory, work of 22: 176 

— staff, additions to 22: 177 

William Allan Neilson Scholarships. . .23: 419, 471 
Williams, Margaret 37, Through a Fresh- 
man's Eyes 25: 42 

Williamson, Clara R. 13, The Seven-Col- 
lege Dinner in Boston 22: 156 

Willmer, A. 81, see Rogers, Amy (Willmer) 
Wilson, Jean S. (f). In Memoriam [Mar- 
garet E. Macgregor] 24: 50 

Wilson, Mary E. 91, honorary L.H.D. 

from S. C 22: 452 

Withington, Robert (f), note on his Essays 

and characters 25 : 64 

— and others. Directed Reading for the 

Alumnae 21: 292 

Wolf at Bay. [Alumnae stunt] 22:441 

Wolfs. Marie L. 08, The Smith College Re- 
lief Unit, Hail and Farewell 21:418 

Woman's Place Is in a Store, E. (S.) Post 21: 171 
Woman's Rdle in the Theatre, E. Le Gal- 

lienne 22: 135 

Women as Lawyers 25: 22 

Women in business and the professions ... 25: 28 
Women's colleges, registration and news of 

other 21: 51 

— need of greater endowments 21 : 273 

Women's Colleges and Women's Conduct, 

L. (L.) Scales 21: 397 

Women's International League for Peace 

and Freedom 24: 66 

Wood, Irving, Oriental Collection 21: 199, 494 

Wood, Ruth G. 98 (f), acknowledgment to 23: 148 
Woodhouse, Chase G. (f). College Women 

in the World of Work 24: 129 

Woodruff, Susan (Homans) 90, To Russia 

by the "Open Road" 23: 150 

Woodward, Katharine S. 85, Two Hun- 
dred Years Ago 21 : 286 

— note on retirement of 21: 425 

— appointed Associate Archivist 25: 429 

Woolley, Mary E., President of Mount 

Holyoke College, at Disarmament Con- 
ference, 1932 23: 161 

— The General Value of Membership [in 

A. A. U. W.] 25: 149 

Word, A, to Modiste, C. S. L 21 : 48 

World Court and the United States 22: 174 

World problems, especially peace 25: 159 

Wright, Alice (Morgan) 04, The Story [of 
first Alumnae College] as Told by a Stu- 
dent 24: 352 

Wyse, Mary Hartwell 24, see Priest, M. 
Hartwell (Wyse) 

Y 

Yale, Caroline, In Memoriam 24: 424 

Yankee, Cruise of 25: 252 

Yale Psycho-Clinic 21 : 270 

Year Book, Class of 1933, Dedication and 

Foreword 24: 364 

Year's Leave of Absence Abroad, A, J. S. 

Bixler 21: 403 

Yosemite, The, Becomes a Schoolroom, 

C. LaM. Davison 24: 1 1 

Younger Fry, The, Speak Up 23: 200 

Younger Fry, The, Come to Council, M. 

G. Palfrey, and H. Loutrel 23: 259 

Younger Fry, To the, An Old Guard Cor- 
poral 23: 315 

Z 

Zimmern School 21: 21, 22 

Zinsser, Dorothy (Douglas) 13, The Second 

Year of the "Seven Colleges" 21: 485 

— digest of Seven Colleges report for third 

year 22:477 

— Alumnae Committee, The, of Seven 
Colleges 23: 472 

— sketch of, as nominee for Alumnae 
Trustee 25: 296 

— The Sixth Year [of the Alumnae Com- 
mittee of Seven Colleges] 25: 367 

— elected Alumnae Trustee 25: 391, 429 

Zogbaum, Baird (Leonard) 09, After Fin- 
ishing a Detective Story [verse] 22: 137 

— work of 25: 255 



NECROLOGY 



Alumnae: page 

A 

Abbott, Frances (McCarthy) 28 24: 75 

Adsit, Marie C. 07 22: 332 

Alden, Dorothy H. 13 21: 506 

Alden, Mary E. 82 21 : 336 

Allen. Ruth (Tomlinson) 01 21: 506 

Ansell. Anna (Sturgis) 27 23: 482 

Arts, Jessica (Perkins) 08 22: 332 

Aughiltree, Ruth (Maxson) 05 25: 440 

Austin, Caroline Sprague 88 21 : 79 

Ayres, Alice (Taylor) 89 25: 182 

B 

Backus. Elizabeth (Edsall) 16 24: 301 

Bacon, Caroline (Mitchell) 97 23: 77 

Baker, Rodericka (Canfield) 03 21 : 80 

Baldwin, Constance (Richards) 21 24: 188 

Barrows, Harriet L. 93 22: 75 

Barrows, Marguerite 07 23: 202 

Beane, Elizabeth S. 99 24: 300 

Bergamini, Anne (Sparks) 18 24: 301 

Bergesen, Blanche (Darling) 14 25: 302 

Berry, Mildred (Morrow) 13 21:81 

Bidwell, Agnes S. 11 25: 184 

Bigelow, Bertha (Sumner) 01 22: 196, 332 

Bigelow, Harriet W. 93 25: 439 

Bird, Mildred (Louer) 21 21: 81 

Birdsey, Mary (Crowell) 12 24: 187 

Booth, Mary M. 91 23: 327 

Bowman, Agnes G. 1 1 25 : 69 

Brainerd, Jessie J. 02 22: 75 

Brigham, Belle (Briggs) 98 21 : 80 

Brigham, Margaret (Wemple) 18 22: 196 

Brooks, Anne S. 84 24: 74 

Brooks, Louise (Griswold) ex-83 25: 439 

Brooks, Maude (McLeod) 96 24: 300 

Bruce, Grace A. 91 23: 482 

Brush, Ella M. 04 23: 202 

Burns, Marion (Wilmot) 10 22: 76 

C 

Cahoon, Jean C. 11 22: 142, 196 

Calkins, Mary VV. 85 21 : 336 

Campbell, Ellen (Jones) 16 22: 497 

Campbell, Sarah E. 96 24: 187 

Campion, Ruth (Johnson) 05 25: 183 

Carey, Mary (Lyons) 10 22: 332 

Carpenter, Dorothy (Richards) 20 24: 188 

Carpenter, Hope (St. Amant) 23 25: 302 

Carpenter, Marion G. 09 21:80 

Carr, Laura (Adams) 14 22: 76 

Chandler, Frances W. 94 24: 187 

Chase, Hope (Hayes) 99 21: 80 

Chase, Jean (Richardson) 09 23: 77 

Clark. Clara M. 84 25: 439 

Clark, Gertrude (Carder) 20 23: 328 

Coghlin, Beatrice (Jaques) 23 24: 188 

Collins, Janice (Ozias) 22 21 : 337 

Cone, Kate (Morris) 79 21: 204, 210 

Connely, Bertha L. 84 21: 210 

Coolidge, Cora H. 92 24: 299, 302 

Cornish, Ida (Skilton) 84 22: 195 

Crane, Helene (Jacot) 12 24: 301 

Crangle, Leona (Tarbell) 98 21 : 80 

Currier, Marguerite 21 25: 440 

D 

Dana, Harriette (Dunton) 81 23: 326 

Daniels, Helen (Hoyt) 20 21: 337 

Daniels, Mary (Bridgers) 22 21 : 337 

Deane, Rachel (Shevelson) 88 23: 201 

Dickerman, Edith (Whitman) 08 25: 183 

Dickinson, Eveline 83 22: 496 

Diebitsch, Roberta (Watterson) 93 23: 76 

Dutton, Martha S. 95 23: 482 

Dwinnell, Elisabeth (Marshall) 96 25: 439 

E 

Eastman, Elizabeth 86 23: 326 

Eaton, E. Florence 96 24: 442; 25: 69 

Egan, Katherine (Ryan) 22 23: 328 



PAGE 

Eggleston, Amy (Whittingl . . 21 : 80 

Ellinger, Marcia (Macdonald) 22 24: M)\ 

F 

Fairbanks. Charlotte 94 23 : 327 

Fallows. Alice K. 97 23: 201 

Foley, Margaret B. 90 21 : 505 

Forrest, Mildred (Warren) 20 25: 440 

Frank, Dorothea (Davis) 23 25: 302 

Freeman, Ruth (Carlson) ex-29 25: 440 

Friedlander, Susie 26 21 : 506 

Fuller, Mary B. 94 2 1 : X0 

G 

Gardner, May (Day) 15 25 : 184 

Garey, Pauline M. 01 24: 442 

Gass, Elizabeth (Roberts) 13 23: 202 

Giese, Jeannie (Vereance) 14 22: 76 

Goldthwait. Jessie (Rand) 90 23: 201. 126 

Goodrich, Anna M. 92 24 : 442 

Goodrich, Julia I. 97 24: 300 

Goodwin, Maria B. 95 21:210 

Grant, Edith A. 01 23: 327 

Gray, Kathryn (Moyer) 19 22: 76 

Groezinger, Evelyn (Catlin) 05 23: 327 

H 

Hamburger, Amy (Stein) 04 23: 202 

Hamlin, Sarah (Simpson) 08 21: 506 

Hannon, Katherine E. 23 22: 76 

Harlan, Belle (Prichard) 27 21: 210 

Harris, Henrietta (Harris) 83 24: 186 

Harvey, Ruth (Brown) 14 24: 188 

Hay, Isabel B. 85 22: 331 

Hildebrant, Winifred (Williams) 09 24: 187 

Hill, Mabel A. 03 23: 327 

Hillman, Harriet L. 84 22: 195 

Hinds, Ellen M. 89 24: 75 

Hines. Madeline (Leary) 19 21:210 

Hodgins. Catherine (Carlson) 24 24: 188 

Holcomb, Margaret (Manson) 96 25: 182 

Howard, Elizabeth (McMillan) 14 25: 302 

Howard, Frances P. 24 21: 337 

Howland, Elizabeth M. 30 22: 76 

Hoyt, Florence (Yale) 11 24: 443 

Hubbard. Grace A. 87 2 1 : 79 

Humphrey, Emma (Durkee) 01 25: 301 

Imlach, Genevieve (Wilson) 12 23: 202 

J 

Jarvis, Ruth (Eckhart) 22 24: 188, 301 

Jenney. Cornelia 29 21: 81 

Jones, Constance N. 02 21 : 506 

Jones, Mary (Bufkin) 90 21: 336 

K 

Kempster, C. Ruth (Curts) 07 23: 77 

Kerr, Bertha (Manning) 93 23: 76 

Kimball, Alice 01 24: 442; 25: 69 

King, Fanny 82 23: 201 

L 

Leach, Alice (Perkins) 99 23: 77 

Leffingwell, Edith D. 13 25: 302 

Lilly, Margaret (Putnam) 99 22: 497 

Loomis. Florence (Geddes) 13 24: 188 

M 

McCarthy, Gertrude (Bussard) 09 25: 183 

MacColl, Laura D. 10 25: 184. 302 

Macfarland. Mary (Merrill) 97 

McGuinness, Mary A. 19 21 : 336 

Mason, Mary L. 84 25 : 439 

Mead, Marion E. 09 21: 210 

Mellow \',*bet) 05 ' 

Merriheld, Ethel J. 06 21: .*M> 

Minor. Harriet M. 96 22: 75 

Mitchell, Blanche 14 (f) 25: 36, 

Moody, Helen (Rounds) 14 24: 301 



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Index 



PAGE 

Moore. Bertha (Bell) 21 23: 328 

Moore. Ethel P. 06 23:327 

24: i 5 n 

t rine (Hubbs) 10 21: 210 

>n (Shute) 87 22: 331 

Murray. Jesse OS 25:183.301 

N 

b, Ruth (Foulks) 28 23: 328 

O 

O Leary. EUrabeth fMulvanity" 16 25: 184 

P 

Page. Alice 0* 21:210 

Palmer. Harriet (Warner) 79 24: 186 

Palmer. Helen I Kuhn> 97 22 : 195 

Payne. Margaret (Means) 10 23: 202 

Pellett. S. Frances 82 23: 201 

Perkins. Marion A. 00 22: 75 

Rachel (Berenson) 02 25: 69. 182 

Pfeil. Virginia (Bartle) 03 23: 327 

Phelps. Martha (Austin i 92 24: 299. 442 

Plummer. Deborah (Wiggin) 99 25: 182 

Porter. Clementine B. 01 25: 182 

Power. Edna (Roberts) 10 22: 332 

Proctor. Mary A. 81 25: 181 

R 

Read. Marion P. 98 24: 300 

Rets. Sarah T. 05 21 : 80 

Reese. Annie (Collins) 02 25: 183 

Reid. Edith M. 00 23: 482 

Rice. Lucy F. 05 22: 196 

Ricker. Gladys i Hall » 14 23:202. 328 

Robbins. Alice E. 94 21 : 80 

Robinson. Lois (Gould) 14 23: 328 

Rock. Barbara Hines) 21 25: 69 

Rose. Alice L. 96 22: 75 

Rose. Mabel ( Harris) 97 23: 201 

Ross. Dagmar (Megie) 05 24: 301. 442 

Ruble. Zulema A. 86 25. 439 

Rumpf. Isabel (MacN.' 19 24: 75 

Rushmore. Sarah (Newland) 89 21 : 505 

Russel. Elizabeth 96 22: 75 

S 

Sachsee. Dorothea Kotzschmar 99 22 : 332 

Salmon. Mary Hawley 07 22: 76 

ScheviU. Clara (Meier) 08 24: 443 

Schlenk. Fr 25 24:443 

Sherwin. Martha L. 29 25: 184 

Short. Lucy Pratt 91 21 : 505 

Simons. Grace (Churchyard) 88 22 : 496 



PAGE 

Sisson. Emilie (Heffron) 11 23: 327 

Smith. Elizabeth H. 00 25: 69 

Smith. Mary (Bonney) 79 22: 74 

Smith. Mary (Dibble) 81 24: 74 

Smucker, Dorothy (Gorton) 20 21: 336 

Sommers. Mary L. 29 22: 76 

Spalding. Kate (Dunn) 84 22: 74 

Spargo. Elsa (Vieh) 20 24: 188 

Stanton. Dorothy R. 15 23: 202 

Stearns. Elisabeth (Brown) 01 21 : 505 

Stevens. Bertha (Noyes) 94 22: 332 

Stimson, Dorothy 20 22: 332 

Stockder, Gertrude 15 24: 188 

Stratton. Helen F. 01 21 : 80 

Streator. Anne B. 05 24: 301. 443 

T 

Taggart. Louise 22 25: 440 

Tapley, Elizabeth P. 93 23: 482 

Taylor. Amy E. 01 22: 497 

Thatcher, Anna S. 96 21 : 505 

Thomas, Paula R. 23 21:81 

Thompson, Bertha (Ward) 11 21: 81 

Thompson. Frances E. 93 24: 300 

Tildsley. Kathleen 25 24: 443 

Torrison, Margaret A. 14 25: 302, 440 

Trafton, Mary* A. 84 21: 79. 210 

Tuttle, Alfa (Miner; 81 25: 301 

U 

Underwood, Henrietta (Tifft) 02 22: 75 

V 

Vanderburgh, Ruth (Ferguson) 22 23: 328 

Van Note, Anna (Gardner) 95 25: 182 

Varnam. Laura M. 15 21: 506 

Vesey. Cornelia (Blackburn) 13 25: 440 

W 

Walter, Lucile (Donmoyer) 20 22: 76 

Warfield. Alice B. 02 25: 183 

Weller, Ada (Springer) 99 25: 69 

Welles, Mary- C. 83 21:210 

Wheeler. Elizabeth 23 21:81 

Whipple. Mildred (Jenks) 05 21: 506; 22: 75 

White, Marv A. 83 21 : 505 

Whitman, Alice (Miller) 83 23: 326 

Whitten. Helen F. 84 23: 482 

Willett, Mabel (Hurdi 95 23: 201 

Willard. Charlotte R. 83 22: 74 

Williams, Anna (Palmer) 79 21: 210 

Williams. Caroline 29 24: 75 

Wiban. Elizabeth (Cook) 17 • 24: 443 

Wilson. Jessie M. 22 22: 196 

Woltman. Thelma 30 24: 188 

Woodbridge. Elizabeth (Somerville) 21.. 22:497 



Music and Art Graduates and Son-Graduates: 



Allen. Corinne (Tuckerman) ei-79 23: 76 

Allen, Minnie (Stephens) ex-83 25: 69. 181 

Arms. Harriet E. ex-81 24: 442 

Ball. Susan (Porter) ex-89 25: 301 

Barber. Mary (Mix' ex-82 24: 74 

Barnes. Blanche (Hart well) ex-93 22: 332 

Barry. Elizabeth M. ex-04 25: 183 

Beach. Marion D. ex-88 22: 195 

Bigham. Lilian if. ex-97 25: 69 

Bomonti. Maude (Neal) ex-20 21: 337 

Bowes. Barbara (Brown) ex-27 23: 482 

Boyer. Charlotte (Burleigh) ex-86 22: 74 

Bradlee. Edith (Keene) ex-97 25: 301 

Brown. Elizabeth W. ex-28 21 : 81 

Bryant. Carrie (Putney) ex-92 22: 195 

Bush. Eugenia ex-88 24: 442 

Canedy. Gertrude (Griebel) ex-89 23: 201 

Cheney. Helen (Hatch) ex-05 22: 75 

Coolidge. Mar>' (Colt) ex-88 24: 442 

Dan:- ierwood) ex-85 25:182 

Davi- -r.sey ex-91 22:496 

Davis. Edna ex-97 24: 187 

Davis. Susan (Topliff) ex-86 22: 496 

Mabel (Briggs) ex-12 24: 187 

Isabelle (Herrmann) ex-86 22: 195 

Esther B. ex-01 22: 332 

•ii ex-85 21: 336 

Goodman. Sally ex-32 24: 75 



Gorham. Anna K. ex-80 24: 299 

Graves. Frances (Miner) ex-90 24: 187 

Hamblett, Ruth ex-24 21 : 337 

Hammett. Elizabeth ex-94 24: 75 

Harrop. Mary P. ex-31 23: 77 

Hart, Helen If. ex-94 23: 482 

Harwood, Anne E. ex-13 21: 81 

Hatch. Elisabeth (Smith) ex-93 22: 332 

Hawkes. Nettie (Coit) ex-96 24: 75 

Heffelfinger, Mildred (Kidder) ex-21 23: 77 

Henderson, Miriam (Burroughs) ex-20. . . 21: 506 

Hill. Jennie (Heald) ex-82 22: 331 

Holmes. Esther R. ex-83 22: 195 

Hope, Elizabeth A. ex-29 25: 184 

Hopkins, Clara (Bates) ex-96 25: 182 

Hughston, Augusta (Crandall) ex-88 25: 301 

Ives, Ruth (Keator) ex-07 23: 202 

Kammerer, Ida fKnapp) ex-87 24: 442 

Kellogg, Cyrena (Case) ex-07 23: 202 

Knight, Alice ex-90 24: 299 

Kuhlen. Viola (von Deesten) ex-20 22: 332 

Lane, Esther (Bridgman) ex-92 22: 195 

Loewenstein. Josephine (Heyman) ex- 17. . 24: 188 

Lougee. Annie (Pierce) ex-82 25: 181 

Lovejoy, Natalie (Holden) ex-03 21: 506 

McClain. Alice (Burton) ex-93 23: 327 

Mcguigg. Laura (Clancy) ex-00 21: 210 

Martin, Harriet (Greenhalge) ex-01 24: 75 



Index 



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PAGE 

Marvin, Anna H. ex-83 24: 299 

Mather, Lucy O. ex-88 24: 186 

Metcalf, Mabel (Warner) ex-93 22: 195 

Migliore, Helen (Channing) ex-96 21: 505 

Miller, Gertrude (Lowenstein) ex-16 22: 76 

Morris, Carrie (McGaughey) ex-98 24: 300 

Munn, Susie (Bosworth) ex-88 25: 301 

Newey, Dorothy (Burch) ex-23 23: 482 

Nicols, Elizabeth (Wright) ex-84 25: 301 

Nottingham, Margaret (Crouch) ex-19. . . 24: 443 

Parker. Adah (Nicolet) ex-17 22: 497 

Patterson, Mary S. ex-21 22: 76 

Phillips, Martha C. ex-90 22: 332 

Pitman, Helen C ex-83 24: 74 

Prouty, Jeanne (Willoughby) ex-19 23: 77 

Rockwood, Ellen (Cheever) ex-82 24: 299 

Ross. Elizabeth (Greene) ex-28 24: 188 

Ryan, Florence C. ex-16 22: 332 

Shuart. Nella (Phillips) ex-82 24: 442 

Simpson, Miriam (Dunton) ex-86 22: 74 

Smith, Elizabeth (Osborne) ex-02 23: 202 



PACE 

Smith, Nellie (Clapp) ex-00 25: 182 

Stearns, Kate (Deane) ex-95 .' » it.' 

Stone, Ellen (Ewing) ex-29 23: 77 

Suggs. Harriet (Shoemaker) ex-91 .... 22: 195 

Summers, Hazel (Tliain) ex-12 23: 4H2 

Tucker, Marion La V. ex-04 24 : 1 K7 

Tyler. Mary E. ex-81 23: 76, 201 

Very. Helen M. ex-12 21: 336 

Vetter. Mary (Rice) ex-28 22: 497 

Walsh. Beatrice (Harshaw) ex-28 24: 75 

Warncke. Alice L. ex-07 25: 183 

Washburn. Mary N. ex-82 24: 74 

Watterson. Helen M. ex-93 11. 195 

Whipple. Gertrude (Stone) ex-04 25: 301 

Whitmore, Alice (Jacobs) ex-94 25: 1X2 

Wilder. Jessamine (Jones) ex-20 22: 196 

Williams. Polly (Haskins) ex-22 24: 75 

Wood. Grace W. ex-95 22: 332 

Young, Lucy ex-29 24: 75 

Avery, Elizabeth, Dept. of Spoken English 

21: 53. 58 



Officers of Instruction and Administi ation : 



Boardman, Mary Louise (Smith), Dept. 

of French 23 : 

Cahoon, Jean C. 11, Registrar 22: 

Curtis, Elizabeth L., Secretary of Board 



303 
142 



of Admission 21 : 324, 436 

Klees, Daisy M., Head of Baldwin House 24: 160 
Tyler, Henry M., Dept. of Greek, 1877- 

1902 23: 50 



Others: 



Clary, Mrs., of Clary Farm, Williamsburg 23: 302 
Miller, Anna, former teacher of German . . 23: 302 



Morrow, Dwight Whitney 23: 64 

Olmsted, Mrs. Robert 25: 154 



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Table of Contents — 'November, 1931 rp 

"STRIKE LP THE BAND" ('Photograph) Frontispiece 

THE COMMENTATOR 

The Lamont Bridge and New Field Are Dedicated {Illustrated) 1 

.lent Neilson Addresses the Alumnae on College Affairs 3 

A Brief for Sentimentality Elspeth 

(Beth MacDuffie O'Halloran 1920). . . 6 

Some Current Trends in Education Frances Bradshaw Blanshard 1916 9 

Kennedy's Photographs (Illustrated) 14 

Religious Problems of a College Student. .Elizabeth Sherry 1932 17 

Progressive Methods in the Secondary School 

Elizabeth Lewis Day 1895 23 

A Star Cluster in the Professional Firmament 

Eloise Barrangon 1928 26 

White Collar (Poem) Mary Ormsbee Whitton 1907 31 

"Meet Smith in Southern California" Louise Bronson West 1902 32 

The Junior Groups Set Sail 36 

The First Junior Year in Spain Elizabeth A. Foster 37 

-ce by the Papers Katharine Woodward 1885 (Compiler) 39 

S FROM NORTHAMPTON 

Calendar Adjustments 41 

Chapel Notes 41 

The Arrival of the Vanguard 43 

The Fall Registration 44 

The Curtain Rises on 1935 45 

Three New Associate Professors 47 

The Note Room Catherine Lewerth 1933 48 

Dean Henry M. Tyler (In JAemoriam) Julia H. Caverno 1887 50 

Exchange of Foreign Students Mary Evelyn Clarke 52 

The Trustees' Meeting Annetta I. Clark 1 904 54 

Smith Granddaughters 55 

The Bulletin Board Anna Carr 1933 (Compiler) 60 

We See by the Foreign Papers 63 

Dwight Whitney Morrow (In JSlemorutm ) .E. N. H. 1903 64 

LET US TALK 

An Uneducated Guest at Juniper Lodge . . . Elizabeth Walton 65 

An Answer to "How to Tame * Shrew" . . .Julia B. Quirk 1931 66 

We Call on Will Rogers Marguerite North Tilson 1905 66 

Registration of Women's Colleges 67 

THOSE WHO WRITE FOR US 68 

CURRENT PUBLICATIONS Frances Reed Robinson 1928 (Compiler) 69 

WHAT DO YOU WANT? The Alumnae Building Plans Committee 71 

THE ALUMNAE FUND 72 

THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Notes from the Office 73 

From the Quarterly Office 73 

Local Clubs L. P. C. 1905 74 

Alumnae Week-End G. A 75 

ALUMNAE NOTES 

Necrology 76 

Class Notes 78 

NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 128 

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^JJje Xjcimont ^Bridge and l\[ew 
Field ^Are ^Dedicated 



ON SATURDAY, October 17, at 
2.30 o'clock there was great ex- 
citement on the Smith College campus, 
for the Lamont Bridge which spans 
Mill River and joins Allen Field to the 
New Field was to he dedicated with 
pomp and circumstance. The air was 
crisp — a bit too crisp for comfort if 
the truth were told. There was none 
of the brilliant sunshine which had 
flooded the campus for days and 
which we had hoped would shine upon 
this day, but the borders of Paradise 
were heavily embroidered with ex- 
quisite red and gold; the great New 
Field was emerald green, and Mt. 
Tom stood out darkly against scud- 
ding clouds in the blue of the autumn 
sky. The three hundred alumnae 
here for the Alumnae Week-End with 
a score or more of eager sub-freshman 
daughters were thrilled once again 
with the sheer beauty of this "little 
valley town by hills befriended" 
wherein Smith College lies. 

The undergraduates, wrapped in 
the omnipresent polo coats as they 
stood rows deep all the way up the 
hill from the Bridge to Green Street, 
were thrilled too — they confessed it 
openly in our hearing — and when the 
American Legion band struck up a gay 
march and the procession in gym 
costumes started from the Scott 
( rymnasium up Berenson Place and 
came swinging down the hill, every- 
body fairly danced with excitement. 



First came the seniors in their purple 
suits headed by Eleanor Eaton, last 
year's president of A. A., and the 
great Athletic Association banner with 
the lion and the unicorn rampant ; 
then came the band followed by the 
juniors and sophomores w ho \ ied w ith 
the oaks and maples in their respd 
tive yellow and red; and last of all a 
long, long line of freshmen, far greener 
in their costumes than in their deport- 
ment and as proud as the most loyal 
senior of taking part in this gala 
occasion. 

Straight up to the Bridge they 
came, and stopped short before the 
yellow and white ribbons which 
stretched across between the rosettes 
of purple and red. President Neilson ; 
Elinor Fosdick '33, President of A. A.; 
Dorothy Ainsworth '16, Head of the 
Department ; and Eleanor Lamont '32, 
daughter of Mrs. Thomas Lamont 
(Florence Corliss '93) who gave the 
bridge, stepped to center stage- and 
how the cameras did click! Eleanor 
Lamont in loco parentis presented the 
scissors to the President; he cut the 
ribbons in a twinkling; the band 
played the Alma Mater; and Smith 
College marched over to the other 
side of Paradise. And th.n wasn't all. 
A dozen or more students on ho 
back joined them and led the long 
colorful procession in a march all 
around the Field. And then the sports 
began on the bewildering number <>! 



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fields spread over the 20 acres of the 
\,u Field. It had rained for days 
but Mi. King's indomitable band had 
literall) sponged the Field drj well, 
nearl) drj ! There wasonesmall pond 
in .1 hocke) field that simulated a 
fountain ever) time a stick searched 
.nit .1 ball from its depths. Therewere 
hockey and Boccer and riding and 

-aliens of cider and miles oi dough- 
nuts; there was the hand; there were 
tennis and archery on Allen Field and, 
as the last touch of color and motion, 
there were the shells of yellow and red 
juniors and sophomores mirrored in 
the shimmering waters of Paradise. 
It was a great day; great not only for 
the lovers of athletics hut great for 
every student and friend of Smith 
College who rejoices in the natural 
beauty of it> setting and in a sports 
equipment of which any college in the 
country might he proud. 

And now to tell just what this out- 
of-door equipment really is. This 
side of Paradise on Allen Field there 
are 10 archery ranges, a hockey field, 
a track, and 26 tennis courts. Eight 
of these courts, constructed this past 
summer, have rough stone as a base 
upon which Colass oil is poured and 
line slate used as a top dressing. 



These courts dry so quickly that they 
can be used ten minutes after a rain- 
fall. The New Field is laid out in 
three terr, ices The lower one now 
has one hockey and two soccer fields. 
The upper terrace has two hockey 
fields and four badminton courts. 
On the middle terrace there will be 
camp-craft activities. The bridle path 
of nearly a mile . follows the water 
along the point of the field and then 
goes along the upper terrace ramp, 
leading down to the lower field which 
it thus encircles. Advanced classes 
in riding are to be offered this year and 
we hear rumors of moonlight rides and 
treasure hunts. 

The fields have all been outfitted 
with new English hockey goals, and 
the soccer goals have been made by 
Mr. King. New hockey sticks and 
balls have been provided. There are 
three holes of golf, and a golf driving 
range, and, when spring comes, a good 
fairy — in the guise of Mr. King we 
suspect — will wave his wand and 
there will be equipment for spring 
sports including of course lacrosse 
and a very professional baseball 
diamond. Surely no one can blame 
the Athletic Association for crying in 
unison, "There is a Santa Claus!" 




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Springfield Republican 



^President l\[eilsoi2 ^Addresses the 
^Alumnae on C°H e g e ^Affairs 

^Admissions, the 'Depression, and Scholarships in 1931 



THE figures for the entering classes 
and the probable size of the col- 
leges have been awaited this year with 
more than usual interest on account 
of the possible effect of the depressed 
economic conditions. On the one 
hand, the Government has urged stu- 
dents to continue their studies in 
order to prevent a further increase of 
unemployment; on the other, reduced 
resources have made it difficult for 
many families to afford the expense of 
college. The former consideration, 
it was expected, would affect chiefly 
the men's colleges; the latter, the 
women's, since the American family 
still generally attaches less importance 
to the education of a girl than of a 
boy. 

As far as Smith College is concerned, 
there has been surprisingly little ob- 
vious effect of the economic situation. 
The number of advance registrations 
for future years has slightly increased. 
The number of candidates taking the 
entrance examinations in June of this 
year was almost the same as in 1929 
and 1930. On account of the graduat- 
ing class of 1931 having been some- 
what smaller than the year before, the 
vacancies for freshmen were fewer 
than last year, so that the Board of 
Admission raised the standard for 
entrance a trifle higher, giving a 
freshman class of 585. The potential 
size of a freshman class is determined 
not only by the number of places 
left open by the graduation of the 
senior class of the previous year, but 
also by the number of withdrawals of 
upper classmen during the summer, 
and by the quantity and quality of 
the candidates. For the last few 
years the withdrawals have run about 



85; this year the number at the same 
date was about the same, but since 
then it has increased to about 108. 
Another factor determining the size of 
the undergraduate college this year 
was our decision to end the off-campus 
situation. To do this meant sacrific- 
ing a certain number of rooms on 
Green Street and Belmont Avenue. 
There is still one off-campus house 
under our direction on Henshaw Ave- 
nue and a small house for 15 self-help 
students on Belmont Avenue, but with 
those exceptions all the undergraduates 
are on this side of Green Street living 
in houses owned by the College. 
There are 1882 undergraduates in 
Northampton and 50 abroad, giving an 
undergraduate college of 1932. With 
the addition of 102 graduate students 
and 10 non-collegiate, our grand total 
of students is 2044. 

This is, however, not the whole 
story. During the latter part of the 
summer especially, we have had al- 
most daily requests for scholarship 
aid, many of them accompanied by 
definite statements that the applicant 
could not possibly return without it. 
The funds necessary to meet the needs 
of the obviously deserving cases 
would have far exceeded our resources; 
but many of the appeals were so ir- 
resistible that the administration was 
forced to go well beyond the amount 
budgeted for financial aid. Our in- 
come from endowed scholarship funds 
is now $20,500. To this we have 
added from current income about 
$127,000, considerably more than a 
third of our total returns from general 
endowment. We have, in other 
words, given scholarships which if 
capitalized would have represented 



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the income on t\v<» and one-half mil- 
lion dollars. Last 5 ear annual gifts 
to 1 in rent in< "im 1 for scholarships 
h< »m alumnae « lubs and of hei soui < es 
amounted to $5,700. 

In addition to these money stipends, 
cheaper living terms are now provided 
in five houses: Lawrence, Sunnyside, 
Tenney, 150 Elm Street, and 54 Bel- 
mont Avenue; and the Warden's 
< )!tu e provides opportunities for self- 
help to some 250 students. There is 
no doubt about the wisdom of going 
as far as we can in enabling competent 
but impecunious students to enter the 
College and to finish their course. 



These scholars form a highly desirable 
element in our college community, be- 
in.u in genera] well above the average 
in ability, seriousness <»| purpose, and 
stability of character. In the last 
five years we have added nearly 
$260,000 to our endowment for schol- 
arships, making a total of $445,800, 
which gives an income, as I have said, 
of about $20,500. This is less than a 
sixth of what we normally require. 
It is much less than is enjoyed by most 
of our sister colleges. For a long time 
a safe answer to the inquiries of a 
possible benefactor will be "Scholar- 
ships." 



Why iJWore ^Bu tidings? 



AS readers of the Quarterly are 
- aware, a committee of the Board 
of Trustees on The Future Develop- 
ment of the College has been ap- 
pointed from time to time. This 
Committee deals with questions of 
both intellectual and physical develop- 
ment, and on its recommendations the 
Trustees at the October meeting 
approved having architects sketch 
plans for the development of the 
College physically along Elm Street, 
let us say, from the Methodist Church 
as far as the College property goes. 
Not that we have any prospect of 
building anything there, but that we 
have great faith, and faith based 
largely upon experience with the 
alumnae and experience with fortune 
in the past; but we want to plan that 
whole frontage of the College so that 
when and if we ever have any money 
to build with again, we shall be able 
to decide what to build first, and build 
in such a way that it will not spoil 
later plans. Thesebuildingsalong Elm 
Street will probably be dormitories to 
take the place of the small wooden 
houses now there. 

I have to confess that I have urged 
on this ( Committee the need for certain 
in -\\ academic buildings; and in view 
ol the fact that college presidents are 



traditionally believed to be obsessed 
by brick and mortar at the expense, 
say, of Faculty salaries, I am asking 
the editors for space to explain. 

The antithesis I have used above, 
between intellectual and physical, is 
not a valid one. Doubtless in some 
institutions funds have been squan- 
dered for display and luxury: no one 
has ever brought this accusation 
against Smith. Justifiable expendi- 
ture on physical equipment is that 
which provides for greater efficiency 
in our efforts for the intellectual, 
aesthetic, and moral welfare of our stu- 
dents and Faculty. It is on such 
grounds that I have pressed on the 
attention of the Trustees' Committee 
the need of certain additional equip- 
ment. 

It may surprise the graduates of 
twenty years ago, who witnessed the 
erection of the Library, to be told that 
a new wing is among our most pressing 
needs. Y\ "hen the Library was opened 
in 1910 the College possessed little 
more than a reference collection. 
Seven years later, at the beginning of 
the present administration, it had 
65,000 volumes; today we have 189,- 
000; next year it will be 200,000, as it 
is increasing at the rate of over 10,- 
000 a year. This is highly gratifying. 



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If you consult the report of the 
Librarian, you will find figures on 
circulation that indicate the use made 
of these facilities, and they compare 
very favorably with our sister and 
still more with our brother institu- 
tions. 

But the shelf room will shortly 
be completely occupied, and then — 
what? Furthermore, the Library has 
no proper working accommodation 
for the staff, who occupy a row of 
desks on the first floor of the stack, 
lacking privacy and taking up space 
needed for readers. Certain impor- 
tant departments — Economics and 
Sociology, Spanish, and Italian, for 
example — have no seminary rooms in 
the Library. In spite of large addi- 
tions in recent years, there is still a 
dearth of office-studies on the campus 
for members of the Faculty. The 
provision of these is not a matter of 
luxury. Every means should be em- 
ployed to make consultations between 
students and teachers easy and natu- 
ral; the provision of a place where 
they can sit and talk is the most ob- 
vious means. In addition, the re- 
search activities of many of our 
Faculty demand a private study in or 
very near the Library. This is the 
case for a new wing on the Library. 

Before the Library was erected, the 
College housed its books in a large 
bay in Seelye Hall. When that was 
vacated it was given to the Depart- 
ment of Geology, which made shift 
to display its specimens in the deserted 
bookshelves. Its lecture-rooms and 
laboratories are now distributed here 
and there in the basement and 
on the first and second floors of 
the same building, and it has no 
adequate offices. The nature of the 
materials used in the teaching of 
geology is such that this scattering 
is extremely wasteful of time and 



strength, our collections have out- 
grown the old library shelves, and 
the recent developments in this sub- 
ject in the College have been achieved 
against heavy odds. The geologists 
ought to have their own building 
soon as possible. 

The first building for science in the 
College was Lilly Hall, and the ac- 
count of how it was obtained is one 
of the most interesting passages in 
President Seelye's History of the 
First Thirty-five Years. One by one 
the separate sciences have hived off, 
and physics alone remains. The 
building was structurally one of the 
least satisfactory' on the campus, and 
time has not improved it. Further, 
external conditions have contributed 
to make it less and less suitable; the 
thundering past of great trucks from 
Green and West streets now causes 
vibrations that upset delicate appara- 
tus and make many experiments and 
some types of research quite impos- 
sible. I notice in President Burton's 
reports, fifteen years ago, appeals for 
a new Physics Building. The need is 
greater than ever and the physicists 
ought not to be asked to wait longer. 

These are the three buildings I have 
brought to the attention of the Com- 
mittee. They are imperative needs — 
and it must be granted that they are 
concerned with intellectual as much 
as with the physical development. 
We have no funds in sight to provide 
any of them, and we are planning no 
campaign. We do not wish in any 
way to interfere with the Alumnae 
Fund, with whose objectives we are in 
full sympathy and for whose aid we 
are deeply grateful. But it seems 
wise to keep before our friends im- 
portant facts with regard to our needs 
in the hope that some of these may 
some day appeal to the imagination 
of a known or unknown benefactor. 



o4 ^Brief for Sentimentality 

ELSPETH 
("Beth MacTDuffie O'Halloran 1920) 




DGING away from 
the Younger Genera- 
tion as I am, perhaps 
I have no right to 
think of myself as 
one of them by vir- 
tue of chronology. 
Perhaps I write a 
plea in favor of sentimentality because 
1 am extinct, psychologically, like 
the dodo and the roc. I do, however, 
hold a rightful claim to belong to that 
college generation which began this 
business of splendid indifference which 
marked us as "hard-boiled." We 
were pretty proud, in 1920, that our 
"step-sings" were badly attended; we 
refused to weep at Commencement; 
and the adjective "collegiate" rested 
heavily upon our resentful heads. 
We told ourselves that we were 
sophisticates, and took radical stands 
against all existing college institu- 
tions. That was our story and we 
stuck to it. 

Another college generation and 
another and another has come and 
gone, and the tradition of indifference 
has grown. It has very naturally 
accompanied those of us who are 
part of young communities, and most 
of us would rather be found guilty of 
murder than of shedding tears in a 
tender moment. We are the genera- 
tion that will not blush or simper over 
the so-called Facts of Life. We don't 
allow ourselves to grow maudlin over 
our children, our husbands, or our 
lovers. We get married during a noon 
hour, contemplate a divorce with no 
evidences of hysteria, and have our 
babies between rounds of golf at the 
( Country ( 'lub. It's a calmly rational 
way of living and loving, and it ought 



to be nearly ideal. We ought to be 
free of neuroses, happy, and con- 
tented. But somehow men still have 
nervous breakdowns; wives still go 
home to mother or take trips to Reno ; 
more schools for more problem chil- 
dren are being built every year. 
Can there be anything wrong with 
this widespread lack of emotionalism 
we are creating for ourselves? 

For widespread it certainly is. 
If we need any proof of the fact, we 
need only point to the publicity which 
surrounds any acknowledged senti- 
mentalist because he stands alone. 
Observe the newspaper space given 
over to Henry Ford's revival of old- 
fashioned dances and his restoration 
of New England villages. The rest 
of us, muddling along with our half- 
gods and timid beliefs, dwell in sodden 
obscurity. It isn't wholly our fault, 
of course. We belong to a country 
which is emotionally disintegrated. 
Our form of government isn't one 
which lends itself to demonstrations. 
We haven't any royal family to have 
the measles, and thus throw us into a 
panic. Wall Street is the nearest 
approach to a uniting power that we 
can boast. Our Presidents come and 
go, trailing clouds of dubious glory 
behind them. Once in a while we 
may shout ourselves hoarse over a 
Gloria Swanson or an Admiral Byrd, 
but it is doubtful if our grandchildren 
will ever wax eloquent over the grand- 
children of la belle Swanson. What 
enthusiasms we have are short-lived 
and die a shamefaced death. 

What is more, our local jealousies 
are too keen for the growth of a 
purely national fervor. No native 
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ing the charms of New England. No 
New Yorker takes the municipal 
problems of Chicago very much to 
heart. "Oklahoma?" sneers the Con- 
necticut farmer. "What do they 
know about my tobacco crop after a 
summer hailstorm? That's what I 
call a national disaster!" If there is 
one word which we hate to hear as 
applied to ourselves, it is "provincial." 
But provincial we are, and because 
of it we cannot sentimentalize over 
our neighbor's lilac bushes — especially 
if our own lilacs are not conspicuously 
successful. 

Other nations, separated from their 
heroes by five or six hundred years, 
can join hands in the name of Joan 
of Arc, William the Conqueror, or 
\\ illiam Tell. Unfortunately, we are 
nationally too young. We have too 
little perspective. We read, and 
write, books which show that our 
heroes were all too human, and no 
better than ourselves. Everybody is 
standing in line at the circulating 
libraries for the debunker's book. 
Everybody will go about quoting 
wisely from it, until the children trot 
off to school to repeat the printed word 
complacently. "Slander loves a shin- 
ing mark," says the quaint old prov- 
erb, and it is in that light by which 
our heroes shine. It's a part of our 
program of enlightened scepticism — a 
program which includes activities in 
school, home, and (forgive me for 
mentioning it) church. Because the- 
ological dogma and narrow-minded 
sectarianism have been thrown over, 
most of us have made a good clean 
sweep and have discarded all churches. 
With them went, naturally, any but 
the most casual recognition of God 
and the magnificent literature of the 
Bible. We have been thorough 
enough about things, heaven knows. 

We have a smattering of psychol- 
ogy, so we know that it is wicked to 
let our children get a father or mother 
fixation. So we discourage demon- 



strativeness, and encourage a sort of 
easy companionship which can't do 
harm to sensitive growing personal- 
ities. We don't want our children to 
suffer from disillusionment, so we 
cut out fairy stories and romance 
from their reading matter and elimi- 
nate religious education. We give 
them plenty of facts and see that 
they go to the dentist twice a year, 
and our responsibilities are ended. 

There is so much of good in this 
program that its acceptance is quite 
comprehensible. The world is better 
for the revolution in manners and 
morals. Anyone would admit that. 
But isn't the rising flood of revolt 
getting out of control? Isn't the 
pendulum swinging too far in the 
other direction? How close are we to 
becoming clever machines, restricted 
in our possibilities primarily by our 
cramped imaginations and undevel- 
oped sympathies? Is protective color- 
ing worth the price we are paying? 

That price is, to my mind, the 
gradual lessening of that dramatic 
instinct which makes it possible for 
us to project ourselves into the 
problems of others; the quality which 
Jane Austin called "sensibility" is 
vanishing rapidly; the ability to enjoy 
such old-fashioned pleasures as tender- 
ness and understanding is increasing! y 
rare. If it isn't "being done" to 
cherish foolishness about our children, 
if it is banal to express one's enjoyment 
of natural beauty, we are paying too 
much for our security. 

For security of a sort it is — this 
attitude of defensive indifference. 
No one is ostracized if she maintains 
a carefully balanced middle ground. 
It is the nice old lady who talks baby- 
talk to your son who is deplored by 
the psychologists. It is the new 
neighbor who shamelessly read- and 
openly enjoys the novels of Temple 
Bailey who is quietly dropped. And 
notice the suspicion with which a 
young person is regarded when he or 



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she voluntarily goes to church! Some- 
thing wrong with his neuroses, the 
observers whisper. 

I remember vividly an event in my 
childhood which illustrates my point. 
I had as a pet a small robin which had 
(alien from its nest and had broken its 
wing. I made a nest for it out of a 
candy box lined with cotton; I col- 
lected worms somewhat shrinkingly 
tor its hungry maw; in fact, I did all 
that I could to supply the place of the 
mother robin, fussing over it in a 
frenzy of maternal anxiety. My ef- 
forts to save the bird were futile, and 
it was buried in the garden with a 
formal funeral read over its grave. I 
heartbroken, and inconsolable. 
I had held the stiff little body in my 
hand for a dreadful moment, and for 
the first time the tragedy of death and 
loss overwhelmed me. I cried until 
I was nearly hysterical, and my 
mother sat beside me silently, hoping 
I would wear myself out in crying and 
fall asleep. Suddenly she spoke. 
"What do you suppose I saw today?" 
she asked gently. "Your Aunt Nel- 
lie's baby a-leep in his carriage, with 
his little hands over his head like a 
cherub's." I stopped crying. The 
picture my mother's words evoked 
was enchanting. I forgot the bird. 
Life was lovely, after all. 

Sentimental, that was — sentimental 
and kind and understanding. Bad 
psychology, too. probably, because it 
made me an escapist. But that's the 
sort of thing for which I hold my 
brief. Win not indulge ourselves by 
,i few escapes? Why not substitute 
.1 tew plea-ant memories or happy 
anticipations for "plain facts"? I 
want to be happy without feeling 
apologetic about it. I want to be 
gentle without shame. Since I be- 
i -tly in love and tenderness 
and Cod, I want to live as if I did, 



instead of pretending that I am 
omniscient. In fact I am a senti- 
mentalist, somewhat ashamed of it, 
but tugging at the chains which a 
sceptical and literal-minded world has 
hung around my neck. No statement 
of disbelief takes more courage than 
this which I make now! 

For it does take courage today to 
be a sentimentalist — infinitely more 
than that bright flash which we 
called courage in 1920. Then we were 
admired and respected by our peers, 
at least. Now there will be a good 
deal of hooting and catcalling when 
the vanguard of sentimentality stirs 
itself. Sentiment — the kindlier and 
more reputable emotion — is too gentle 
to grow with any rapidity. It will be 
the sentimentality which evinced it- 
self forty or more years ago in the 
novels of Laura Jean Libbey, in 
swoons and pressed flowers, which will 
have to take the first strides; and the 
valiant souls who dare to be pioneers 
are going to find it very hard sledding 
indeed. 

Some of us will start trying, one of 
these days, making timid, half-hearted 
attempts to express the emotions and 
thoughts we have kept bottled up for 
so long. We shall have all the chil- 
dren we want, and own up to the fact 
that we are more in love with our 
husbands than with the husbands we 
meet at the Country Club; we shall 
forget about being clever, forget about 
being omniscient, and. heaven knows, 
we may take to w r earing ringlets and 
'*liug-me-tights" — whatever they are! 
But it will take more than that: we 
never shall make headway until we 
convert Important People — the little 
half-gods of literature and art and 
Park Avenue. But we won't give up 
easily. Who knows — we may bring 
a rosy blush to the cheek of no less 
than Dorothy Parker, given time! 



Some Qurrent trends in Education^ 

FRANCES BRADSHAW BLANSHARD 1916 

*Dean of Women at Swarthmore College 



A THOUGHTFUL high school sen- 
ior came to see me some time ago 
to discuss the possibility of entering 
the college with which I am connected. 
I asked her about her record, her in- 
dependent reading, her plans for a 
career, and then, in the interests of 
fair play, gave her the chance to ask 
me about the college. She paused for 
a moment, then said, "I'd like to know 
what your college is trying to do for 
your students. What should I get 
here better than anywhere else?" At 
the moment I sympathized with the 
Bible teacher confronted by an earnest 
girl inquiring hopefully, "How about 
this problem of evil? I have the type 
of mind that must have these things 
settled!" 

After sketching for my applicant the 
program our college was attempting to 
carry out, I found her question linger- 
ing with me, and growing into the 
larger one: What are enterprising 
American colleges today trying to do 
for their students? Although fully 
aware that only a freshman in an Eng- 
lish composition class would aspire to 
answer such a question conclusively, I 
cannot resist the temptation of formu- 
lating what appear to be some of the 
objectives of colleges today, limiting 
the discussion to aims affecting the 
curriculum and methods of teaching. 
Then I wish to proceed to the question : 
How are these current trends in edu- 
cation developing at Smith? 

What is the college today doing for 
its students? It is trying to treat 
them as individuals with unique needs 
and interests which may be satisfied 
only by shaping each student's educa- 
tion to solve his peculiar problems. 
Consistently with this aim, the college 
attempts to single out the students 



with exceptional ability and to provide 
them with opportunities to develop 
their special gifts. And, finally, the 
college expects increasingly mature 
work of all students, encourages them 
to grow up intellectually and to take 
responsibility for their education. 

Now for the evidence upon which 
these generalizations are based, drawn 
from the study of a group of institu- 
tions not including Smith. We shall 
see later how Smith affords further 
evidence. 

Colleges show their interest in in- 
dividuals by developing or maintain- 
ing administrative units small enough 
to give each student his due meed of 
importance and attention. Harvard's 
"House Plan" establishes this year 
within the university six units of ap- 
proximately 250 students, each group 
having its place of residence, dining- 
hall, library, opportunity for social life 
and sports, and, most important of all, 
a staff of tutors living in close contact 
with the students and ready to give 
them counsel and advice. The Yale 
colleges will serve a similar purpose. 
Existing small colleges having found 
the size suited to individual develop- 
ment refuse to grow and have defi- 
nitely limited their enrollment, Bryn 
Mawr and Swarthmore, among others. 
Or a small college which wishes to 
expand, but not to lose its character, 
grows by adding complete units, and 
we have an affiliated group of institu- 
tions, the Claremont Colleges. Ad- 
ministrative officers are not content 
merely to maintain workable groups, 
but see to it that individual students 
are assigned to older guides, philoso- 
phers, and friends who look after their 
interests. Tutors at Harvard, Proc- 
tors at Princeton, Class Deans, Per- 



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sonnel officers at main- colleges, art- 
responsible for helping every student 
solve his problems. 

Individual needs are further met by 

,i flexible curriculum which reduces to 
a minimum the number of courses 
prescribed for every student, giving 
him instead the opportunity to choose 
from groups of subjects. Exemption 
from even the courses generally re- 
quired, such as English and foreign 
language, may often be obtained by 
passing examinations. At Wellesley, 
for instance, beginning with the Class 
of 1931 a student gains exemption by 
examination from English Composi- 
tion, a theoretical course in Hygiene 
and Physical Education, and Reading 
and Speaking. She may choose be- 
tween Mathematics and Philosophy 
and Psychology, and may elect either 
tw r o laboratory sciences, or one science 
and a foreign language. The only 
absolutely prescribed course is Biblical 
History. At Mount Holyoke for 
members of the Class of 1934 and for 
later classes six hours of English is the 
only specified requirement. A stu- 
dent must choose during her first two 
years work from three groups: Lan- 
guages and Literatures, Natural Sci- 
ence and Mathematics, and Social 
Studies. Yassar requires all freshmen 
to take only two semester courses, 
Principles and Hygiene of Physical 
Education, and Advancement of 
Learning, an orientation course. Stu- 
dents choose in addition four courses, 
one from each of four groups: Arts, 
Foreign Languages and Literature, 
Natural Science, and Social Sciences. 
Barnard also prescribes specifically 
courses in English, Hygiene and Physi- 
cal Education, but demands also a 
reading knowledge of one foreign lan- 
guage and a distribution of work 
among several subjects. 

All the colleges mentioned, while 

reducing prescribed courses to the 

minimum, do demand that students 
offer for graduation a specified number 
of credit hours. The University of 



Chicago has gone a step further and 
will abolish credit and hour require- 
ments. To quote President Hutch- 
ins's statement which appeared in the 
Harvard Crimson for Eebruary 2, 
1931: 

The present undergraduate college will 
be replaced by a new kind of college in 
which a student will be able to graduate 
whenever he can demonstrate by passing 
comprehensive examinations that he has 
acquired a general education. Whether 
the student needs only one or four years de- 
pends on his own ability; he will not be 
hampered by a rigidly uniform system. 

Consistent with the effort to give 
each individual the type of training he 
needs is the attempt to single out stu- 
dents of exceptional ability, and to 
provide them with opportunities to 
develop their special gifts. 

Colleges identify exceptional fresh- 
men by studying their records, their 
grades in entrance examinations, and 
their ratings in psychological tests. 
The use of some kind of psychological 
test is popular as a means of measuring 
ability. Twenty institutions require 
applicants to take the Scholastic 
Aptitude Test administered by the 
College Entrance Examination Board. 
Placement examinations given at the 
beginning of the Freshman year help 
the college to single out students with 
unusual preparation who can then be 
placed in the advanced courses which 
they are ready to enter. Such tests 
are given by Wells College in History, 
English, Mathematics, Biology, Chem- 
istry, and Physics. Since Columbia 
leads in the extensive use of these tests 
and in satisfaction with their results, 
Dean Hawkes's account of them is 
worth quoting. They were designed 
to encourage 

each student to enter the highest course for 
which he showed himself competent. . . . 
In September, 1928, each student in the 
entering class was asked to take placement 
tests in the modern language which he pre- 
sented for admission, in English, and in 
such sciences as he proposed to continue in 
college. He was also advised to apply for 
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he felt sufficient confidence in his ability 
and training to justify a trial. As a result 
of these tests it turned out that 48.6 per 
cent of the incoming class showed com- 
petency to enter upon some phase of college 
work in advance of the point indicated by 
the naked entrance record. 

The students were actually placed in 
the advanced courses, and proved able 
to do the more difficult work satis- 
factorily. "Of all the students who 
carried the course to which they were 
promoted only one individual received 
a failure, and one other received a 
mark of D." 

The process of discovering the ex- 
ceptional students reveals three classes 
not mutually exclusive, but needing 
different types of opportunities. First, 
those who have had remarkably good 
preparation with the advantages of 
years abroad for the study of foreign 
languages, training in excellent schools, 
and cultivated family background. 
The second class is excellent in a single 
line of work, mediocre or worse in 
other lines: here appear the genius in 
mathematics who can scarcely write 
an English sentence, and the winner of 
poetry prizes to whom science is re- 
pulsive. The third class we are most 
inclined to label "exceptional," the 
students with phenomenally high 
I. Q.'s who work competently in all 
fields, combining speed and accuracy 
with unusual penetration. Each ex- 
ceptional group needs its own life- 
saver to rescue it from possible bore- 
dom and indolence. The freshmen 
with unusual preparation find their 
salvation in the placement tests al- 
ready described, which prevent repeti- 
tion of work. The person of marked 
ability in one line needs opportunities 
both to round out his education and to 
develop his peculiar talents. A well- 
rounded education is the aim of the 
prevalent system of group require- 
ments which affects all students 
equally. But for the development of 
specialized gifts, what opportunities 
do the colleges provide? The student 
who is unusually competent in lan- 



guages may spend his Junior war in a 
foreign country, following a course of 
study acceptable to his institution at 
home. Sevenl \ -nine colleges and uni- 
versities during the past five years 
have permitted well-qualified student- 
to go to France with the group or- 
ganized by the University of Dela- 
ware. 

The exceptional student most at the 
center of the academic stage during 
the past ten years has been the un- 
usually quick, alert person with marked 
initiative and sense of responsibility, 
the student with a capacity for self- 
education, who needs to be set free 
from classes and the drag of the aver- 
age pace to work at his own time and 
at his own rate of speed. For this 
student have been developed all the 
varieties of Honors Work and Inde- 
pendent Study Plans. During the 
past eleven years, 81 institutions of 
the 227 accredited by the Association 
of American Universities, i.e. 35.7 per 
cent, have begun to offer some sort of 
Honors Work, according to a study 
published February 14, 1931, in School 
and Society. The plans reported agree 
generally in (1) limiting honors work 
to the ablest students, although Har- 
vard applies a kind of Honors system 
to all; in (2) freeing honors students 
partly or wholly from attendance at 
classes; in (3) holding honors students 
responsible for comprehensive exami- 
nations at the end of their work. The 
plans vary in their use of seminars or 
individual tutorial instruction, and in 
the degree of specialization permitted. 
Some institutions favor a combination 
of three related subjects, others allow 
students to concentrate on one or two. 
Honors Work in the major field, with 
regular courses in other subjects, is not 
an uncommon arrangement. 

When the college has furnished ade- 
quate opportunities for the exceptional 
student it cannot rest with a sense <>l 
duty wholly done. It must also solve 
the delicate psychological problem of 
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of these opportunities. This problem 
is not so academic as it might appear. 
There are still students with excellent 
minds who are content to go through 
college with the so-called gentleman's 
grade — a mere diploma average. 
They like to have time for "other 
things," for extra-curricular activities 
and week-end house parties. How 
encourage them to want to make the 
most of themselves? The obvious 
and common stimulus is by conferring 
public recognition for distinguished 
work. Harvard, Princeton, Yassar, 
and many other institutions publish 
lists of students whose grades are 
exceptionally high. Harvard and 
Princeton draw up also a Rank List 
showing the standing of every student. 
A traditional method of calling atten- 
tion to distinguished work is by elec- 
tion to honorary societies, such as Phi 
Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. Prizes 
also are offered almost universally for 
special achievement, particularly as 
an incentive to students to do the 
extra work involved in writing essays. 
Of fifteen colleges I investigated, only 
two, Occidental and Reed, make no 
differentiation in awarding degrees. 
Scholarships and Fellowships also re- 
ward distinguished work, but their 
function is not primarily to stimulate 
competition, since the financial need 
of an applicant is usually considered 
as much as his proved ability. There 
are sometimes designated scholarships, 
which are given irrespective of need, 
solely as prizes to the students who 
seem particularly outstanding. All 
these means of calling public attention 
to achievement apply the belief ex- 
pressed in a Harvard bulletin, that 
"youth craves rivalry, emulation, 
and competition. The undergrad- 
uate needs a goal to aim at in scholar- 
ship as well as in athletics." 

A Icsn obvious, more difficult but 
probabl) more effective way of stimu- 
lating K'xxl students to do their best is 
by putting them into contact with 
teachers of real intellectual enthusiasm 



and providing means for making the 
association between teacher and stu- 
dent informal and close. Teachers 
able to infect students with zest for 
study are rare but not impossible to 
find. Opportunities for friendly meet- 
ings between students and teachers 
result naturally from Honors Work, 
the Harvard tutorial, and the Prince- 
ton preceptorial systems, and are the 
special aim of plans to divide large 
colleges into small units, such as the 
Harvard House Plan. 

Current trends in college education 
not only emphasize the need of treat- 
ing students as individuals, giving the 
ablest special opportunities, but also 
stress the importance of demanding 
mature work of all students, stimulat- 
ing them not merely to "do well in 
courses" but to obtain a grasp of a 
subject. Hence the development of 
requirements in a "major" field, to use 
the Yassar term, of "intensive study," 
as it is called at Mount Holyoke, of "a 
field of concentration" at Radcliffe. 
Hence also the comprehensive or 
general examination which all students 
must take in their major fields at the 
end of the Senior year at Mount 
Holyoke, Wellesley, Radcliffe, Swarth- 
more, and Wells, among others. In- 
dependent study plans and programs 
for Honors Work, mentioned earlier as 
opportunities designed for students of 
exceptional quickness and initiative, 
demand and develop maturity in the 
student and a sense of responsibility 
for his own education. These exami- 
nations test a student's ability to co- 
ordinate the work of all his courses in 
his major field, and also his skill in 
filling gaps between courses by private 
reading. 

How do these current trends in 
education appear at Smith? Perhaps 
because Smith is a large college in 
which the individual might conceiv- 
ably be lost, the administration has 
made unusually good provision for 
maintaining units limited enough to 
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tent ion . The cottage system of dormi- 
tories, the institution of class deans 
each responsible for a group of the size 

of ,i small college, and small classes all 
bring the students into contact with 
members of the college staff interested 
in them as individuals. 

The flexibility of the Smith cur- 
riculum almost alarms alumnae who 
remember the days of required Fresh- 
man English, Latin, Mathematics, 
Sophomore Bible and History, Junior 
Logic and Psychology. (What do the 
classes sing about now when they have 
nothing to "go out from"?) 

Beginning with the Class of 1931, 
the only courses students are required 
to take are English and Hygiene, and 
from these they may win exemption by 
examination. They distribute their 
work among four groups of subjects: 
Languages, Literature and Fine Arts, 
Sciences, and Philosophical-Historical 
Studies. The wide range of choice in 
each group should enable a student to 
develop her particular interests satis- 
factorily. 

Alumnae mothers with exceptional 
daughters can look forward happily to 
the advantages they will enjoy at 
Smith. The College is especially gen- 
erous in providing for students of 
marked ability in one line. Girls 
with an aptitude for languages may 
spend their Junior year in France or 
Spain or Italy, and next year in Ger- 
many. Ambitious geologists may 
have a taste of field work by taking 
a summer course in the Black Hills of 
South Dakota and Wyoming. Pro- 
spective teachers can observe and 
practice in the Day School and Nurs- 
ery School conducted by the College. 
In Music and Art, it is difficult to see 
how students, except in a few of our 
greatest cities, can have better oppor- 
tunities to develop both skill and 
appreciation. 

Exceptional students with a taste 
for independent study find the system 
of Special Honors designed to meet 



their needs. They can devote their 

Junior and Senior years to intensive 
work in a chosen field, no1 attending 
classes l>ni meeting instructors foi in 
dividual tutorials oi foi seminar dis- 
cussions. But why are there so few 
Special Honors students, only 21 in 
1931? Perhaps able Smith under- 
graduates, like those in many othei 
colleges, are sometimes reluctant to 
work "up to capacity." Certainl) 
they do not lack the stimulus of 
prizes, Honor Societies, and degrees 
with distinction. The number of 
prizes has grown from three in 1916 to 
at least eighteen. The chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa and Departmental 
Clubs are old and well established. 
There is a Freshman Honor List and a 
Dean's List. Degrees are awarded 
with General Honors — Cum laude, 
Magna cum laude, Summa cum laude: 
Special Honors — Honors, High Honors, 
Highest Honors; and Departmental 
Honors in many departments. 

How does Smith enforce the de- 
mand for mature work from student- ? 
By requiring all students to pursue a 
major subject to the point of doing 
some really advanced work. During 
her Freshman and Sophomore years 
a student must take at least four or six 
semester hours in her major subject. 
During her Junior and Senior year-. 
she must give the subject half her 
time. Such a regulation makes alum- 
nae blush for their twelve or eighteen 
semester hours! Not all Smith sen- 
iors now have to go through the 
sobering and ageing experience ot 
preparing for comprehensive examina- 
tions, but these tests are required for 
Special Honors and for General Hon- 
ors. 

My account of work at Smith is 
brief because I am conscious of telling 
you "what you yourselves do know." 
But there is a pleasure in reminding 
ourselves how well Smith student- are 
being educated today, a pleasure nol 
unmixed with wistfulness! 







A I'kim ess of Urbino by Dksiderio da Settigxaxo 

Kaiser Friedrich Museum, Berlin) 



Kennedy 




Kennedy 



Cherub from Tomb of Cardinal of Portugal by Antonio Rossellino 
5. Miniato al Monte, Florence 



<J\lr. Kennedy's ^Photograph 



IT IS high time that the Quarterly 
featured a member of the Faculty 
who is bringing great distinction on 
Smith College: Professor Clarence Ken- 
nedy of the Art Department. For 
a number of summers and rather fre- 
quent years of absence in Europe, 
Mr. Kennedy has been studying es- 
pecially a small group of Florentine 
sculptors and also developing and 
practicing a highly skillful and unique 
kind of photography. The College 
has published six volumes of his 
photographic studies covering the 
masterpieces of ancient and Renais- 
sance sculpture, the like of which 
students of art have never had before. 
This work is the result not only of 
long, laborious, and expert study of 
the works of art themselves, but also 
of a whole new science and art of 
lighting, so that for the first time in 
the history of art Mr. Kennedy has 



succeeded finally in rendering them 
with such perfection of detail that one 
may know a great deal more about the 
beauty of these masterpieces than 
could be learned by seeing them in the 
museums and churches. 

Mr. Kennedy has obtained permis- 
sion to move into more favorable 
positions an extraordinary number of 
art treasures which have stood for 
centuries in dim churches and gal- 
leries, but scores of his photographs 
have been made of sculpture literally 
immovable. When asked to explain 
how he managed to light high and 
obscure corners he says diffidently. 
"Well, of course there is no electricity 
in many old churches and so we use an 
automobile battery and a searchlight 
and contrive high scaffolding — " and 
then he lapses into mathematics and 
talks about parabolas and angles and 
main lights and secondary lights until 



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the layman is helpless but emerges 
with the conviction that "taking a 
picture" is no1 only an arl 1 >u t a very 
exact science as well. I [e uses simply 
a good Eastman portrait camera and 
has reduced the time of exposure to 
twenty minutes. 

Mr. Kennedy has a laboratory at 
Smith and one in Florence, Italy, and 
in his laboratories he does some of his 
most extraordinary work. By means 
of measuring light with astronomical 
instruments and making delicate cal- 
culations he has worked out so exactly 
a method of measuring the density of 
a negative that he can tell precisely 
how long each negative takes in print- 
ing. There is no trial and error 
method in his laboratory. He knows; 
and this knowledge speeds up his work 
to a tremendous degree. 

His work in the European galleries 
and churches is executed with the 
sympathetic cooperation of the Min- 
istry of Education in Rome, Signor 
Poggi, Superintendent of Fine Arts in 
Florence, the authorities of the Pina- 
coteca at Turin, the American School 
at Athens, the authorities of the 
Basilican Church of San Lorenzo and 
of the Museum of the Louvre. 

Among the museums and colleges 
which have bought volumes of his 
photographs are the Yictoria and 



Albert Museum in London, the Ameri- 
can Academy in Rome, the Library of 
Congress in Washington, the Boston 
Museum, the New York Public Li- 
brary, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, 
Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy, and Johns Hopkins. 

Last year Mr. Kennedy, working 
under a Guggenheim Fellowship, be- 
gan the preparation of Volumes VII 
and VIII of his studies. This year he 
hopes to complete both. Elizabeth 
Wilder '28 has worked with him on 
Volume VII and Margaret Kremers '30 
on Volume VIII. Volume VII is 
"The Unfinished Monument by An- 
drea del Verrocchio to the Cardinal 
Forteguerri at Pistoia," to which some 
new documents hitherto unpublished 
are being contributed to the public by 
Peleo Bacchi, Superintendent of Fine 
Arts for Siena. Volume VIII is "The 
Monument to the Cardinal of Portugal 
in San Miniato al Monte by Antonio 
Rossellino." The College publishes 
these volumes also. 

Mr. Kennedy is an authority on 
Desiderio da Settignano, and the ex- 
quisite collection of his photographs 
on exhibition in the Tryon Gallery 
during the Alumnae Week-End in- 
cluded very beautiful examples of 
Desiderio's masterpieces and the work 
of his associates. 







"Religious Troblems of a C°^ e g e Student-* 

ELIZABETH SHERRY 1932 

This paper, written last Spring, won the Emma Kingsley Smith Memorial 
Prize for the best essay suggested by a course in the Department of 
Religion and Biblical Literature. The prize is offered 
annually by Robert Seneca Smith, formerly a pro- 
fessor in this College and now at Yale. 



'A 



SOWER went forth to sow his 
seed. . . ." The field where 
he sowed was very like the campus of 
a large college; the entering freshman 
arrives upon this campus intellectually 
almost as helpless as is the seed scat- 
tered by the sower. She comes (we 
shall assume that the freshman is a 
girl entering Smith College) usually 
from a school background in which 
the criterion of intellectual accom- 
plishment was the absorption of a 
sufficient quantity of facts to pass the 
College Board examinations. Thus 
possessed of a fund of information 
upon which the critical faculty had 
never been directed (for it had never 
been developed), the student finds 
herself on the college campus. The 
chances that she will grow and change 
in this new environment are about 
equal to the chances of the seed in the 
farmer's field. "And as he sowed, 
some fell by the wayside; and it was 
trodden under foot, and the birds of 
the heaven devoured it. And other 
fell on the rock; and as soon as it grew 
it withered away because it had no 
moisture. And other fell amidst the 
thorns; and the thorns grew with it, 
and choked it. And other fell into the 
good ground, and grew, and brought 
forth fruit. ..." 

Now the wayside in the parable 
may be compared to the religious in- 
difference found in some campus 
groups; the rock resembles a definite 
prejudice against religion, found in 
other groups; too many other things 
to do represent the thorny ground 
choked by weeds. As for the good 



ground, it may include many factor- 
in college, such as contact with active 
religious interests and inspiring per- 
sonalities, or other influences; but es- 
sentially, for the entering student to 
whom religion is a problem in the 
slightest degree, the good soil, the op- 
portunity for growth is this: such 
courses as will provide by approach, 
aptness of material, and personality ol 
the instructor an objective study of 
religion and religious problems. 

Of course, this analogy must not 
be pushed too far. Naturally it will 
make some difference in the student's 
college development whether, from 
home background and natural apti- 
tude, she is good seed. She may have 
sufficient independence and volition to 
solve her religious problem, or at least 
to deal with it rather than neglect it, 
in spite of the indifferent or positively 
counter influence of her group. But 
this is not likely in the face of argu- 
ments against belief supported by 
reference to science, to general knowl- 
edge, and to this and that opinion. 
The impressible freshman, accustomed 
always heretofore to stand in awe of 
Knowledge as authoritative, and pos- 
sessed as yet of no basis or power ol 
criticism, usually succumbs to the 
weight of opinion. 

Nevertheless, by whatever chance 
or combination of chances the student 
happens to study religion in a course 
such as has been described, it is her 
good fortune; without such a course 
she would be everlastingly at a disad- 
vantage because unable to reconcile 
her religious background with her in- 



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tellectual development, or to criticize 
the mixed elements of her thought 
inheritance. 



In the light of wli.it lias been said, 
the following account may be found 
significant. It tells what happened to 

one student who came to college. 

Arriving in September with a rather 
well-defined set of beliefs which were 
liberal in theory but which never had 
been critically examined, together 
with a strong confidence that her ideas 
would not be upset by college as the 
religious beliefs of so many students 
apparently were, the Freshman plunged 
into her new environment. 

Frequent arguments for and against 
religion and a religious faith punctu- 
ated the year. The Freshman natu- 
rally took the part of an eager speaker 
on the side of religion and belief. But 
increasingly often she found herself in 
difficulties trying to prove on intel- 
lectual grounds the basis of her faith. 
She had learned already from college 
that one must be able to prove every- 
thing one was to believe. 

One afternoon in the spring, at the 
conclusion of an unusually upsetting 
and fruitless argument, the Freshman 
went out and walked the campus until 
dinner time, trying to collect her 
thoughts and restore her peace of 
mind. She was beginning seriously to 
suspect that there were no adequate 
proofs available to support a belief in a 
1 x.d. Her confidence in a kind of im- 
mortality after death — indeed all her 
religious security which she had 
thought so very secure — was threat- 
ened . For a few moments dreadful 
feelings of doubt assailed her, with a 
sense of the possible emptiness and 
meaninglessness of the whole universe. 
Almost in a panic she walked on along 
the road that borders Paradise Pond. 
I )\er across the valley the late red sun- 
light was haloing Mt. Tom. The 
world around, she noted — the hills, the 
pond, the campus all was very peace- 



ful and beautiful, in sharp contrast to 
the turmoil of her own mind. 

Finally, seeing no way to argue her- 
self out of her difficulties, the girl con- 
cluded in a kind of desperation that 
she would not abandon her belief until 
it was disproved, or until something 
better presented itself. But her con- 
fidence was gone. One cannot volun- 
teer an act of faith after the faith one 
held has been shaken at the roots. 
She resolved to investigate the whole 
question . Probably that was the chief 
reason why she elected Religion 14 for 
sophomore year. 

The Freshman, facing the modern 
religious problem, had learned the 
necessity of knowledge. 



The process of education which the 
Student pursued in the remaining col- 
lege years assumed three aspects: 
first, directly from her courses and 
other avenues of learning, she received 
training and discipline in attacking the 
problem ; secondly, being of a naturally 
philosophical turn of mind, she applied 
what she learned to a reconstruction of 
her scheme of life, such as it was. 
This was the natural result of the train- 
ing of the critical faculty, and by de- 
grees she evolved a new philosophy. 
Thirdly, this philosophy as it con- 
tinued to change found its expression, 
or its reflection, in her treatment of her 
own personal problems such as friend- 
ships, choices between rival interests, 
and the reorienting of herself to the 
world which college was constantly en- 
larging and making more complex. 

The Sophomore, studying religion 
for the first time, began to be amazed 
at her former ignorance. She learned 
to recognize a variety of points of view- 
found to her surprise that even scien- 
tists can be dogmatic, and that th 
seeker for truth must obey a severe 
discipline which forbids him to turn 
out of his path either to gain some 
thing he desires or to flee from some- 
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she first heard with conscious apprecia- 
tion the name "Absolute Values" ap- 
plied to truth, goodness, and beauty. 
This conception, with its unity and 
simplicity, immediately found a place 
among her sadly disorganized and un- 
evaluated ideas. Again and again 
she was to revert to this original key- 
stone of her changed thinking. 

Meanwhile the discovery that belief 
in a personal God as such cannot be 
proved induced two reactions: one, an 
intense relief in knowing that she need 
not try to prove her belief, and the 
other a reluctant conclusion that she 
must re-define her idea of God. As a 
factor forcing this effort at re-defini- 
tion came an awareness of the conflict 
between the all-powerful and the all- 
good in the world of human experience. 
A further confusing element in her 
thought at this point was the question 
of the position of Jesus in the scheme. 
With no critical knowledge of the 
sources of the four Gospels or the his- 
torical facts about the life of Jesus, 
she knew, nevertheless, that the 
sources were few and fragmentary, 
and that the attempt at a natural ex- 
planation of all the miraculous events 
in the story of Jesus' life was inade- 
quate. Under the circumstances, un- 
til she should succeed in re-defining 
her idea of God, she decided to post- 
pone considering the problem of Jesus. 
Taken all at once, it was too bewilder- 
ing. 

The term ' ' pragmatism ' ' entered her 
experience, along with a discussion of 
its place and scope, and the degree to 
which it is justifiable in the solving of a 
problem. But pragmatism did not 
seem very satisfactory to the Student 
at this stage because it roused the 
inclination to keep various of her 
former beliefs on pragmatic grounds, 
and also the fear that to use the prag- 
matic test would be to go astray in the 
search for the truth. In her uncer- 
tainty, she was reluctant still to face 
the question of immortality. She 



mistrusted pragmatism. Even in 
James's "Will to Believe," which she 
K-. id toward the end o\ the yeai , the 
idea thai stayed wit li hei longesl \\ i 
this single statement : "I here is but 
one indefectibly certain truth . . . 
the truth that the present phenomenon 
of conscioiiHie>- exists. . . ." At the 
end of the year, she possessed this 
single certainty. It was the stage of 
extreme simplification in her religious 
thinking, the lowest point of the down- 
ward curve in the process of recon- 
struction. 

Naturally, the question could not 
and would not be abandoned here. 
During vacation the concept of tin- 
absolute values was brought to her 
attention with renewed force in tin- 
criterion: "If God is, he must be 
cording to our values." The Sopho- 
more made a gesture of acceptance. 
It would be a long time still before 
this idea would leaven her whole 
thinking and unify it, but this occasion 
marked the first step on the upward 
curve of reconstruction. 

During the summer the Student 
read Lippman, "A Preface to Morals." 
It was a most timely reading, and few 
other books had as strong an influence. 
Lippman 's concluding paragraph the 
Sophomore-Junior pondered repeat- 
edly, realizing how difficult the hu- 
manist position is to take and to hold. 

This is what Lippman teaches: 

And so the mature man would take the 
world as it comes, and within himself re- 
main quite unperturbed. When he acted. 
he would know that he was only testing an 
hypothesis, and if he failed, he would know 
that he had made a mistake. I le would be 
quite prepared for the discovery that he 
might make mistakes, for his intelligence 
would be disentangled from his hopes. 
The failure of his experiment could not, 
therefore, involve the failure of his life. 
For the aspect of life which implicated his 
soul would be his understanding of life, and, 
to the understanding, defe.it is no less in- 
teresting than victory. It would he no 
effort, therefore, for him to be tolerant, and 
no annoyance to be skeptical. He would 
face pain with fortitude, for he would have 



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put it away from the inner chambers of his 
soul. Fear would not haunt him, for he 
w i >iiid be \\ i t hoi 1 1 compulsion t<> seize any- 
thing and without anxiet) as t<> it^ fate. 
lie would be strong, not with the strength 
of hard resolves, but because he was free of 
that tension which vain expectations beget. 
. . . Would he be hopeful? Not if to be 
hopeful was to expect the world to submit 
rather soon to his vanity. Would he be 
hopeless.- 1 I lope is an expectation of favors 
to come, and he would take his delights here 
and now. Since nothing gnawed at his 
vitals, neither doubt nor ambition, nor 
frustration, nor fear, he would move easily 
through life. And so whether he saw the 
thing as comedy, or high tragedy, or plain 
farce, he would affirm that it is what it is, 
and that the wise man can enjoy it. 

The Sophomore, facing her reli- 
gious problem, which is, after all, the 
problem of life, had learned the neces- 
sity of maturity. 

Returning to college, the Junior 
heard Dr. Lyman of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary lecture on "Humanism 
in Religion." He considered human- 
ism in religion as the climax of a 
movement running parallel to mech- 
anism in science; whereas the new 
metaphysics points toward the dawn 
of a new movement. For the reli- 
gious parallel of this new movement, 
humanism would be inadequate. Dr. 
Lyman also said : 

There are different levels in the universe: 
one in which formulae apply and are suffi- 
cient; one higher in which organization (i.e. 
biological) applies; one in which behaviour, 
ideas, memories, and aspiration, apply; one 
in which reason and logic apply; one in 
which truth alone (frequently the truth dis- 
covered by insight that stands the test of 
careful criticism) applies. This conception 
leads to a progressive, ever widening 
philosophy, broad enough to keep up with 
discovery. 

Then the Junior read Pratt, "The 
Pilgrimage of Buddhism." The differ- 
ence between the Oriental and the 
Western temperament impressed her, 
especially as contrasted in the desire of 
the ( Oriental that death shall bring ex- 
tinction whereas the Westerner desires 
personal survival after death. Pratt's 



sympathetic interpretation of Bud- 
dhism led the Junior to a more 
tolerant ^n<\ less prejudiced view of 
the aims of life. Also in the study of 
Buddhism as in almost every field, she 
encountered attitudes resembling 
Lippman's teaching of maturity. 

The practical result of this study 
appeared about the middle of the year 
when the Junior wrote a paper making 
an attempt at syncretism. It in- 
volved the Buddhist concept of Nir- 
vana, the humanist ideal of Lippman, 
and the problem of the modern west- 
ern temperament. A part of this 
paper throws light upon the progress 
of her religious thinking: 

If in our conception of man's salvation, of 
the best condition to which man can attain, 
whether with or without the help of a per- 
sonal God, we remembered that this best 
condition is chiefly an attitude, a state of 
mind, not to be attained except by the 
valiant struggle of the individual; requiring 
a mind broad enough to recognize the un- 
knowable, and reasonable enough not to 
expect to measure the infinite; that it is 
something to be striven for in this life; that 
it involves the conquest of self, that con- 
quest which many have called the supreme 
victory of a man ; that it lies in the direction 
of the ultimate Reality, the direction of all 
truth and all knowledge; that compassion is 
a part of it; that he who has attained this 
state knows peace, freedom, a tempered joy, 
insight of a mystical nature, and the secur- 
ity of eternal peace in this self-won happy 
state; — if in our conception of man's salva- 
tion we remembered these things which are 
Nirvana, we could become stronger, wiser 
men here on earth ; we could be happier in 
this life because our attention would be 
centered on living the good life now; and we 
would be less worried about the hereafter, 
that which is to come, the unknowable. 
Earnestly striving for enlightenment, for all 
that is Nirvana, we could serenely say of the 
unknown, "No evil can happen to a good 
man." 

The significant fact about this 
paper is that the Junior's idea of sal- 
vation as the goal of human effort is 
reached through the reasoning that 
happiness is the chief end of life. 

A couple of weeks later, the Junior 
was reading for an English course Gil- 



THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 



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bert Murray's book called "The Clas- 
sical Tradition in Poetry." And this 
is what she found: 

But on the hypothesis we have taken, it 
looks as if beauty might have a greater 
claim than either happiness or virtue to be 

in itself the solution, or the nearest approach 
man can comprehend to a solution, of the 
ultimate secret of the world. I fappiness is 
a terribly frail foundation on which to build 
any theory of life; and it seems to the plain 
man that happiness cannot be the ultimate 
goal because it has so often to be sacrificed 
for something better than itself. Virtue, or 
moral goodness, is too purely human a 
thing; and has too much the air of a means 
to an end beyond itself. Beauty is in 
things human and non-human, and seems 
almost omnipresent in the natural world . . . 

Man seeking Beauty, says Murray 
in conclusion, "must go in love, he 
must go in reverence, he must work 
and give ungrudgingly; but even then 
there is no certainty of arriving. He 
who seeks the spiritual kingdom must 
take his life in his hands." 

With a quick change, beauty took 
the place of happiness in the Student's 
philosophy. 

Following upon this new develop- 
' ment the Junior heard once again the 
i protest, "If God is, he must be ac- 
cording to our values." The abso- 
lute values had appeared again. 

This time they emerged supreme as 
standing over against man and de- 
manding his devotion. And it was in 
the nature of man, become value- 
conscious, to devote himself to them. 
This, the Junior realized, was not a 
new idea. It had been inherent in the 
conception of absolute values from 
the first. But only now did she fully 
appreciate what it meant. Truth and 
goodness and beauty as the absolutes 
became so real in her mind that she 
\ fancied them as three tremendous and 
beautiful Doric columns stretching up 
| to an infinite height. And whatever 
| man thought or did or imagined must 
in the nature of things be measured 
over against the eternal, impersonal 
measurement — the fact that goodness 



and truth and beauty exist . And "il 
( '.<)d is, he must be according i<- our 
values." Then even the ( iod one 
worshiped, however vague lb- might 
have become, must conform to these 
values. The absolutes are supreme, 
greater even than Cod. because they 
stand over against Cod, and by them 
man measures Cod. If th.it is the 
case, then the details ,,| a conception 
ol Cod are not so very important, for 
the impersonal absolutes are over all. 
Then the question arises, win not take 
the absolute values as God? The Stu- 
dent, pondering this, would s (( \ : " I 
could not, because they are imper- 
sonal." For to her the name Cod Mill 
signified personality. Actually she 
had come to reject the idea of a per- 
sonal God, unless with open eyes she 
entertained some interpretation simi- 
lar to J. M. Murry's the "loneU 
God," or the "Spirit of truth whom 
the world cannot receive." The abso- 
lute values could be the ideal of con- 
duct and life; they could be invested 
with awe and divinity as eternal prin- 
ciples; but being impersonal they 
could not for the Student become the 
Deity. She doubted at this time 
whether she would ever again intel- 
lectually believe in a god as Cod; but 
at least she realized that her idea- 
would probably continue to change. 

Later in her junior year, the Stu- 
dent again considered Lippman's hu- 
manist position. On this occasion it 
was criticized as being too passive, as 
tenable only by the man who take> the 
role of observer; untenable by him 
w r ho chooses to participate. Hie 
Student agreed to this criticism : it did 
not conflict practically with the te, tell- 
ing of maturity. 

Finally (though the progress of 
active thinking has no end. but only 
this story), the Junior read Reinach's 
"Orpheus" and at last found a schol- 
arly discussion of the sources o( tin- 
four Gospels and the historical facts 
of the life of Jesus. Within the week. 



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having jusl learned how bare and con- 
fused and inadequate the authentic 
historical material is to account for 
the influence of Jesus, the Student saw 
the Freiburg "Passion Play" and was 
able to appreciate with a critical per- 
spective the medieval interpretation 
of Jesus. In the same week she read 
John Middleton Murry's remarkable 
modern interpretation, called "Jesus, 
Man of Genius." These three ex- 
periences, combined with the discipline 
of the previous two years, came near 
to settling the question of the position 
of Jesus in her religious thought. 
Murry's protest that Jesus was a man, 
not a God — a genius indeed, but still a 
man — simplified the problem tremen- 
dously. It made the life and teaching 
of Jesus more real and more significant. 
Murry does not claim to have author- 
ity; the only authority his book does 
have is that of reasonableness and ut- 
ter sincerity. The Student concluded 
upon reading it that Murry's interpre- 
tation was acceptable to her; beyond 
that, it was satisfying and significant, 
and calculated to make Jesus the man 
a far more powerful influence to the 
seeker for truth than Jesus the divinity. 
And still, as late as this, the college 
Junior, once a Freshman, had not 
directly faced the problem of immor- 
tality. Indirectly she had confronted 
it many times, but with a kind of fear- 
ful detachment. Gradually the disci- 
pline of the search for truth leavened 
her thought, and almost unconsciously 
her mind prepared to face this problem 
also. She realized it only after hear- 
ing Professor J. S. Bixler lecture on 
" Immortality and the Present Mood." 
Professor Bixler quoted Aristotle say- 
ing that "Infinite extension makes 
good no better" as one illustration 
that eternity would not necessarily 
solve the problem involved in personal 

survival alter death. I le said, "Should 
we not rather look toward a world 
of timeless things? . . . Perhaps im- 
mortality should stand for that quality 



which transcends the temporal." The 
Junior was able to accept, as would 
have been impossible for the Fresh- 
man or the Sophomore, this interpre- 
tation of immortality, and was able to 
do so with a keen appreciation of its 
balance and its devotion to truth. 



In the light of this account of how a 
student's religious thought developed 
in college, the reader will observe 
above all the tremendous initial in- 
fluence of the courses taken in the 
study of religion. In the first place, 
there is the influence of the reading 
done in the course; in the second place, 
the training in critical judgment and 
in recognizing what is religiously sig- 
nificant; in the third place, there is the 
ability to pick out of all other courses, 
reading, lectures, what is religiously 
significant; finally, there is the in- 
tegrating influence exercised by a 
study of values. The student is thus 
led toward a harmonizing of his own 
views and a constructing of some plan 
of life. This influence is good be- 
cause it makes for unity in the per- 
sonality and the accomplishment of 
the student. 

In such a study one learns how to 
think logically. One perceives the 
integrity of the search for truth. 
One learns tolerance for ways of think- 
ing different from one's own. One is 
impressed with the importance of 
great personalities, and along with this 
realizes the potentialities of man (i.e. 
interpretations of man by Lippman 
and J. M. Murry). 

The experience of the Student who 
as a Freshman learned the necessity 
of knowledge; as a Sophomore, the 
necessity of maturity; and as a 
Junior, the significance of the abso- 
lute values, is a tremendously in- 
vigorating experience. 

The conclusions of each individual 
student at the close of her college ex- 
perience may vary almost infinitely. 
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what her conclusions are, or even 
what courses she has taken, but 
whether she has learned to think with 
integrity. As for the Student whose 
mental development has been traced, 
the present writer draws this con- 
clusion: the Student might have de- 
veloped in a similar way, and the 
development might have progressed as 
swiftly, if the Student had not studied 



religion; but the presenl writer In- 
serious doubts. Certainly, only from 
this study would she have learned al- 
ready that '•man's theories of life 
must be built by the soul facing facta 
even though they contradict hia den 
est desires." And the sooner thai 
this is learned by every man. tin- 
better. "For this, courage and faith 
are most needful." 



"Progressive ^Methods in the Secondary 

School 

ELIZABETH LEWIS DAY 1895 

Mrs. Day is the owner and head of " Mrs. Day's School" for girls, in New Haven. 



PROGRESSIVE methods, which 
have been splendidly organized for 
younger children, are seldom found 
when most needed — in the secondary 
school. If the early use of these meth- 
ods has been moderated by common 
sense they can be continued into high 
school years. Since the days of Froe- 
bel a mantle of tenderness has been 
extended over all primary schools, and 
their work has been skillfully related 
to life. Broad interests in geography, 
reading, and art have permeated all 
the grades, and have developed stead- 
ily. Until the age of thirteen or four- 
teen not even the very idle pupil has 
been considered a wastrel. But when 
the adolescent years come, when col- 
lege and a profession loom up in the 
distance, education has been wont to 
take on a grimmer tone. The old 
lanes of mathematics and classics keep 
their fences. Learning is arbitrary, 
and one is not to mind if it is dull. 
Sudden checkreins are pulled up, and 
the easy-going student must beware. 
The "College Boards" cast their 
shadows four years before, and the 
primrose path of color and music fades 
into a narrow, stony trail. The Pro- 
gressive withdraws. He does not 



dare to continue his practices. He 
declines to play with fire. The child 
is "up against it," and after year- of 
freedom must meet life with a bump, 
and pursue a dreary way for which he 
has been carefully unfitted. Parent- 
and teachers alike fear that progressive 
methods continued into the second- 
ary school will prevent the acqui- 
sition of real foundations, and th.n 
college will become inaccessible. No 
matter how delightfully personality 
has been developed up to this critical 
point, the lack of definite achievement 
begins to disappoint both student and 
parent. 

Now this attitude most decidedly 
misses all the tricks. The Jesuits, who 
asked for the first seven years of a 
child's life and did not care who taughl 
him afterwards, knew full well how 
susceptible to training those early 
years are. During that period the 
malleable little spirit is ready to ac- 
cept almost any conditions, [magi- 
nation is the gre.u leaven. A rag doll 
gives as intense a pleasure as the love- 
liest wax beauty. Geography, read- 
ing, art, music, are surrounded with 
loveliness whether we gild them or 
not. Progressive methods add much ; 



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id teacher adds more; but at its 
very worst, education at this period 
has charm and glamour. The little 
red schoolhouse, even the hard-faced 
teacher and the ferule, are often re- 
membered without rancor. Curiosity 
is rampant. 

Later on the questioning begins. 
At ten and at twelve the child accepts 
less, and takes life less for granted. 
He, or especially she, begins to com- 
pare; to want things different ; to long 
For prettier clothes than Dorothy's; to 
strive for more skill than Betty's. 
But the good habits, if started before 
this time, will crystallize now. The 
gentle voice and well-bred enunciation 
are becoming established; a good 
handwriting has been formed; figures, 
letters, maps — all the symbols of 
thought — have lost their mystery. 
Orderliness of life and orderliness of 
mind have become habitual. The es- 
sential skills of education, the tools of 
the trade, are ready. If this founda- 
tion work has been properly completed, 
and the brain has been trained to con- 
quer difficulties instead of avoiding 
them or expecting to have them soft- 
ened, then at this period of develop- 
ment the really vital force of the mind 
— its power to deal with new material 
— is awakening, and is finding itself 
provided with the materials for its 
work. 

Thus the age of adolescence dawns 
— the most susceptible, the most dan- 
gerous, the most critical of all the ages 
of human life. The brook and river 
meet. The signposts become confus- 
ing a> the youth surveys them. Now 
i> t he time for progre>s. Now is the 
time for individual expression, for 
liberty, for originality. And is this 
to be the time when our educational 
system breaks down, when progress 
9, when old bugbears rear their 
heads? Never! And it never has 
been such a lime for the really gifted 
teacher. Nothing academic, nothing 
CUl and dried, nothing that is the 



same year after year can ever pretend 
to flourish or to impose itself on any 
group of promising moderns, young 
or old, at this critical age. 

"But," say the standpatters, "we 
must prepare them for examinations; 
we must complete fifteen units in four 
years; three years of English, four 
years of Latin, two years of science, 
and also history, mathematics, lan- 
guages. ..." All well and good. 
Why not/ But again, why not utilize 
all that is available to help you? Why 
not lead the student to utilize his en- 
tire brain, and not just a fractional 
part of it? Why not utilize curiosity, 
interest, will power, as well as mem- 
ory and fear and conscience? Is a 
lesson less well learned for being 
learned with joy? This is the ques- 
tion I should like to ask of those who 
believe that the mind is best trained 
through mastery of distaste. Is it 
less joyous because one has conquered 
a difficulty, and acquired new powers? 
This is the question to ask of those 
who believe that the mind is abused 
if it is made to exercise its functions. 

For the practical side, the born 
teacher needs few suggestions. He 
prepares his material, and then, in the 
classroom, changes it; shifts the point 
of interest; abandons one line for an- 
other to suit the spirit of the moment. 
Even the beginner, with genius, will 
seize on a hint and remold it closer to 
the heart's desire. For there is no 
end to such remolding. 

In English literature, for instance, 
what limit is there to the original con- 
struction that can be proposed to 
bright students? that can well inspire 
very slow students? The composing 
of even a bad sonnet gives the com- 
poser a new idea of all sonnets — a new 
ownership in them. So can a month's 
contract, demanding a play, a poem, 
a story, lure forth the creative spirit 
from its fastness, and give the student 
time to work on such entrancing tasks 
when the impulse stirs. History is 



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notably open to this treatment. All 
its work should be so closely welded 
to English work that a pupil can learn 
to express thrilling ideas about the 
past without self-consciousness. 

Indeed the foundation of all pro- 
gressive work in secondary schools 
should be correlation. As English 
plays should be written for the Eng- 
lish teacher on historical subjects in- 
dicated and inspired by the history 
teacher, so the art work should pene- 
trate both, and the languages express 
them all. The ancient history class, 
studying the orders of Greek architec- 
ture or making wedges to produce 
replicas of the code of Hammurabi, de- 
signing book ends of Assyrian lions or 
Roman costumes for a Shakespearian 
play, will not only thrill to a repetition 
of all this background in Lavisse's en- 
chanting "Histoire de France, Cours 
Moyen"; it can write lost Sapphic 
odes or Hymns to Osiris, reconstruct 
the geometry that raised the pyramids, 
and translate early Gothic documents 
into modern German. 

And as for music, the progressive 
method releases it completely, and it 
shines forth as the epitome of all sci- 
ence and all art. The school assembly 
will listen entranced to songs in Latin 
and German even though not a word 
is understood. It will applaud the 
primary French classes in "Au Clair 
de la Lune," and "Sur le Pont d'Avig- 
non." The Shakespeare classes will 
sing the incidental songs in all the 
plays, and Ophelia's songs will inten- 
sify the meaning of Hamlet for them. 
History will provide carmagnoles and 
street songs, operatic arias and great 
marches, and will also prudently touch 
on the lives of great musicians. The 
history teacher who lets her class sing 
"Tipperary," and explains Paderew- 
ski's political career will make them 
ready to follow her as a leader of mod- 



ern thought ; and the choir that has 
been allowed to sing a popular march 
from a new musical comedy will conse- 
crate ungrudgingly its afternoon hours 
to ( rregorian chants. 

Dramatic expression needs no sug- 
gestion and no urging, as both will 
come unsought from ever} student 
body. But what a tool, () Progres- 
sive teacher, is here made to your hand! 
What projects of costuming and light- 
ing, what tests of voice and memory, 
what interest all ready-made, lie open 
before you! Wisely regulated school 
plays are powerful adjuncts not only 
to lesson^ but to discipline, to self- 
development, and to fresh discover- 
ies. 

Interest, after all. is the main thing. 
Why do any of us do what we do? 
Because we are interested. Every 
teacher navigates between the Scylla 
of thinking she must make the work 
hard to teach her pupils to overcome, 
and the Charybdis of thinking she 
must make it easy to attract them. 
But here is the naked truth. She 
must make it so interesting that the 
pupils will scarcely know, and will 
never stop to inquire, whether it is 
hard or easy. They will just plough 
ahead, with their trained abilities, 
with their youthful enthusiasms, with 
their indomitable wills. If while 
young they have been held to accuracy, 
if they have the tools, if they have 
been fed intellectual meat instead of 
pap, then their work throughout the 
twelve, even throughout the sixteen, 
years of their education can have .1 
truly progressive method. If their 
minds have never been spoiled by an 
overdose, then the labor of lessons 
will be like that of Alice, and will les- 
sen from day to day. This is Nature's 
own way of dealing with the adoles- 
cent mind. This is progressive, be- 
cause it really produces progress. 



^A Star QluHer in the ^Professional 
Firmaments 

ELOISE BARRANGON 1928 

Secretarial ^Assistant to the Managing ^Director of the \ochesler 
^Auditorium Permanent Tlayers 



THF last Shakespearean syllable 
is spoken and the curtain descends 
on the Senior Play at Smith. The 
most talented actresses and stage 
technicians of the senior class, de- 
veloped during four years of Work- 
shop and "D. A.'* productions, have 
taken their last curtain call. "What 
next?" is the question which comes 
to mind. Is this to be the final per- 
formance of their dramatic, as well as 
of their college careers, or is there a 
possibility of finding them one day in 
the professional theater? 

Although it is undoubtedly the very 
exceptional college graduate who 
carves out a niche for herself in the 
granite hardness of the professional 
stage, Smith College has, in the last 
six years, produced an astonishing 
number of successful stage people. 
Indeed so large is our cluster of stars 
becoming that we are sure we have 
failed to chart them all in this brief 
survey. 

Those who saw the productions of 
Cheryl Crawford '25 in college — 
" Beauty and the Jacobin." "Shakun- 
tcila." the play presented on the lawn 
of the President's House. "The Faith- 
ful." in which she played the part of 
Ku ratio, as well as directing, and 
"C.ruach." her ambitious Senior Ray 
— needed no special gift of prophecy 
to foresee thai her career in the theater 
would be distinguished. It was in 
those same productions that Margaret 
Linley '25 came to the fore as a scene 
er and technician. Her setting 
Shakuntala," with jets of water 



for a curtain, and her Japanese sets 
for "The Faithful " were outstanding. 
It was in "Shakuntala" also that 
Dorothy Libaire's ('25) Gautimi gave 
sure prophecy of the success she is 
still achieving. 

Tiny Ruth Tester ex-'25 played 
only one part during her brief stay 
in college, but she is still remembered 
for her Sylvette in "Romancers." 
MaryArbenz '27 showed great promise 
in her part in "Jael." as Dorinda in 
"The Beaux' Stratagem." and so 
forth, but she made her college dra- 
matic activities particularly memora- 
ble by her exquisite characterization of 
Thalassa in "Sappho and Phaon." 
In the part of Melisande in "Peleas 
and Melisande," Aleta Freile '28 
found her dramatic metier as early as 
her freshman year. Later in many 
roles, including that of Lavinia in 
"Androcles and the Lion," and, 
especially, as Margaret in "Dear 
Brutus," she showed that she was 
developing into an actress of profes- 
sional rank. It was Helen Huberth 
'28 who directed "Dear Brutus" so 
professionally and she who portrayed 
the pompous Emperor in "Androcles 
and the Lion" — and how she did de- 
light that Commencement audience! 
It isn't often that the professional 
curtain rises on a young woman who 
only four months previous has taken 
her curtain calls at her own Senior 
Dramatics, but, for the matter of that, 
it isn't every class that can boast a 
Petruchio so dashing as Frances Rich 
'31 was in the play last June. 




Pictures by: Slahlberg (Rich, Linley. Frcilc); Yandamm Studio (Crawford); White Studio (Alliens] 
George Maillard Kesslere, P.P. (Tester). 



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Let us see how, with such auspicious 
beginnings, these eight have fared on 
the professional stage. 

• Cheryl Crawford's career has 
partaken of that meteoric qual- 
ity which makes it seem glamorous 
and legendary. Vet the bare facts 
of her various activities, listed chrono- 
logically, resemble the stuff of which 
any graduate questionnaire is made. 
In the summer before her senior year, 
she w.i> technical director for Frank 
Shay's and Harry Kemp's Theater at 
Provincetown. In the fall of 1925 
she entered the Theatre Guild School. 
Outstanding among her activities 
there was the stage management of a 
special school production of "Pru- 
nella" for Winthrop Ames. The fol- 
lowing summer she was assistant 
director to Winifred Lenihan who was 
producing summer stock at Scar- 
borough. 

The next fall she was assistant in 
casting and assistant stage manager 
for the Theatre Guild, working under 
Philip Moeller, Jacques Copeau. Dud- 
lex I )igges. and Rouban Mamoulian — 
all names to conjure with. Ever since 
then she has been connected with 
the Theatre Guild. 

In the spring of 1926, she was stage 
manager of the Garrick Theater, 
a subsidiary of the Guild. In the fall 
of 1928, she worked on the Guild's 
production of "Porgy" and later 
superintended its production in Lon- 
don. In all, she was assistant or full 
manager for about 16 shows. 
In the fall of 1929 she became casting 
director for the Guild Studio. Last 
spring, she acted as executive director 
pro tern, during the absence of Teresa 
Helburn. Last summer, she was one 
of the directors of a summer theater 
in Brookneld, Connecticut, which 
tried out and rehearsed plays sched- 
uled tor production this season; and 
now -he has advanced still further for 
-he has become assistant to the Board 



of Directors for the Theatre Guild and 
also one of the directors for the Group 
Theatre, which has just produced 
"The House of Connelly" — a play 
which has received the unanimous 
encomiums of even the most jaded 
of New York critics. 

In the few years since she finished 
college, Miss Crawford has become 
a valued executive in one of the great- 
est theatrical organizations in the 
world and she is still under thirty. 

• The career of Margaret Linley 
has involved a strange alterna- 
tion of interests. In college she was 
assigned to collecting properties for 
"D. A." and to the task of staging 
their productions. After graduation 
she went home to Pasadena and began 
doing odd jobs for the Pasadena Play- 
house. Her interest in stage design 
grew until it led to her going to Paris 
for a year of study. 

On her return to this country, she 
went back to the Pasadena Playhouse 
by.t finally came east. Her first job in 
Xew York was with Gilbert Miller as 
technical director — a comprehensive 
title which involves the coordinating 
of properties and settings, arranging 
rehearsals, and so forth. After three 
months she found herself casting 
director for Miller — a position for 
which she was entirely untrained. 
She knew very few of the actors with 
whom her new job necessitated a 
ready familiarity. She went to plays 
omnivorously, sometimes attending 
as many as three in one night, to 
familiarize herself with theatrical 
people. 

Then, after a year of this dramatic 
"personnel w T ork," her love for stage 
design reasserted itself and she left 
to do free-lance staging. She de- 
signed sets for several opera companies, 
notably the company at Chautauqua, 
and, of especial interest to Smith 
people, the Handel operas presented 
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Professor Josten. At the present 
time, with a return to her earlier field, 
she is assist, ml casting directoi <»l 
the Theatre Guild. She still does 
stage designing for Chautauqua in the 
summers, and last May she designed 
the sets for Professor Josten 's presen- 
tation of Handel's "Rodelinda," 
winning from Olin Downes the com- 
ment, "Miss Linley is a young woman 
of present achievement and unques- 
tionable future." 

• Details about Dorothy Libaire's 
"start" elude us, but from Pasa- 
dena comes the news that she has re- 
cently played with great success the 
lead in "The Constant Nymph" at 
the Pasadena Community Playhouse; 
and clippings from the daily papers 
from time to time have noted her 
success in "Skidding" at the Nora 
Bayes Theatre in New York, in 
"Solitaire" on Broadway, and as the 
lead in "Broken Dishes." Miss Li- 
I baire is now married to Marion Gering, 
j a director at Paramount, Hollywood. 

• Aspirations to be a second Pav- 
lova led Ruth Tester to the 
"boards." On leaving college she was 
filled with yearnings to become a 
great dancer and forthwith went to 
dancing school in New York City. 
Altera month of training, she felt that 
she had learned enough (she had one 
dance routine to her credit) and she 
tried out for the chorus of "Lollipop." 
She says that the producer wanted 
her around for amusement; so she 
stayed for two years, dancing in the 
chorus and understudying the come- 
dienne. When they played at the 
Academy of Music in Northampton, 
the comedienne graciously stepped 
| aside so that Ruth might play the 
role. The only recollection she has of 
those two performances is that she 
had to carry on a little dog who 
wiggled unmercifully. 
Zelda Sears, the author of "Lolli- 



pop," liked her work and gave her 
the second ingenue rdle in hei next 
dramatic sho* . " Lin kv Break " .1 
misnomer, as it happened, for its 

"run " consisted of three weeks in New 
York City and three weeks on the 
road. 

Alter the heartbreak of being fired 
from her next part because at that 
time her attempts at acrobatic dancing 
were rather pathetic, Ruth signed a 
contract for the "Bunk of 1926," a 
little revue put on at the Hecksher 
Theater on Fifth Avenue. Although 
the revue was short-lived, the critics 
were pleased, and she awoke after the 
opening to find herself in the head 
lines. 

The first good break, however, did 
not mean that the way was easy sled- 
ding. After her next show, "The 
Ramblers," had run a year in New 
York and several months on the road, 
she returned to Broadway and dis- 
covered that nobody remembered 
such a person as Ruth Tester and the 
hit she had made in an equally 
forgotten little revue. 

After a long period of waiting and 
studying, she was cast in "The Dagger 
and the Rose" in which she played the 
comedienne, but this "folded up" 
in Atlantic City after seven perform- 
ances. During another long period 
of waiting, she made a short "talkie." 
Then came "Follow Thru" in Boston 
with the run ending in New Haven 
and Providence. New Haven is 
Ruth's home town and she imagined 
people were saying, "Ruth Tester! 
Oh, I used to sit next to her in school. 
She's not so much." However, she 
must have been wrong because every- 
one greeted her with acclaim. 

With the opening of "The Second 
Little Show," in which Ruth sang the 
hard-to-forget ditty "Sing Something 
Simple" and made a great personal 
triumph, she again found her name in 
the headlines. Her latest show was 
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was featured. And now for an anti- 
climax, theatrically speaking: we hear 
ih.it Ruth's songs will no longer come 
over the footlights for she played the 
lead .ii her wedding on July 3 last ! 

• "'Small, blonde, ingenue" is the 
theatrical requirement that 
Mary Arbenz has been answering 
since her graduation, and Mary's 
name has found its way into several 
Broadway dramatis personae. Her 
first chance came through the aid of 
Cheryl Crawford, our Smith genie of 
the Theatre Guild, who secured for her 
a small bit in "Marco Millions" — 
and the opportunity to understudy 
the part which Margalo Gilmore was 
playing. 

I'nderstudies rarely have the good 
fortune to play their parts behind the 
footlights. Mary was an exception 
in a strange way. In the first scene 
of the play, Miss Gilmore had to 
speak a dozen lines lying prone in a 
coffin. The period costumes of the 
play had tight bodices that pressed on 
the diaphragm, making it difficult to 
speak, especially from a horizontal 
position. Miss Gilmore hated the 
coffin scene and frequently on matinee 
days Mary would get a hurry call — 
"Into the coffin, Mary." She would 
take Miss Gilmore's place in the coffin 
and speak the dozen or so lines. The 
audience never knew that an exchange 
had been made. Often the other 
actors, standing a few feet away, 
failed to detect the substitution. 

After this era of being the "voice 
from the tomb," Mary went hunting 
tor other producers who wanted their 
ingenues small and blonde. She 
played in support of Otis Skinner in 
"A Hundred Years ( )ld " and went on 
tour in the same play, which was then 
(ailed " Papa Juan." Her most recent 
Broadway appearance was in "In the 
Best of Families." This past summer 
she has been with the Surry Players 
in Surry, Maine. As we go to press 



we see by the papers that Mary is cast 
for a part in Eugene O'Neill's trilogy, 
"Mourning Becomes Klectra," which 
is being rehearsed by the Theatre 
Guild and is to open October 26. 



• Aleta Freile ("Freel" profes- 
sionally) also began her dra- 
matic career by understudying for the 
Theatre Guild. She set out with the 
first road company of "Strange Inter- 
lude," understudying the part of 
Marjorie, and remained with them 
through their tour of New England 
and a long run in Chicago. 

In the summer of 1930 she was a 
member of the University Players of 
Old Silver Beach, at West Falmouth, 
a group of young college people with 
professional stage experience who 
produce a series of ten plays each 
summer in their own theater on the 
shore of Buzzards Bay. She played 
leading parts with the company, dis- 
tinguishing herself particularly in the 
title role of "The Marquise," by Noel 
Coward. 

Last winter she played leading part 
with the Palm Beach Players in Flor 
ida, and the critics were consistentl 
enthusiastic about her performances 
Her greatest thrill was playing 
Maggie in "What Every Woman 
Knows" before an audience made up 
almost entirely of people who had 
seen both Maude Adams and Helen 
Hayes in the part — and having them 
love it. Another part she particularly 
enjoyed was Louka in "Arms and the 
Man." Last summer she was with a 
stock company in Mount Kisco, 
X. V., and this fall played in the brief 
run on Broadway of Brock Pember- 
ton's production of "Three Times the 
Hour." She is now (early October) 
rehearsing for "Louder Please," a 
comedy about a Hollywood press 
agent which is scheduled to open a 
tryout engagement at the Boulevard 
Theatre in Jackson Heights, October 
26, and then go to New York. 



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*A year or so after graduation 
Helen Hubert h went to school 
at the Neighborhood Playhouse. The 
Class of 1930 lured her hack to play 
the lead, Monsieur Jourdan, in its 
"Would-Be Gentleman"; she played 
with the Wayside Players in Scarsdale 
last spring; was in stock in Nantucket 
last summer; and we understand that 
she is now in West Falmouth with the 
University Players, who are planning 
to descend on Baltimore on November 
15 for a season of very exacting reper- 
tory. 

• Last June, Frances Rich doffed 
her plumed hat, said a gay an 
revoir to the stage, and went home to 
Hollywood. She thought she would 



try to do "something " in the mo> ies 
so that she could c.iin iiiuiicx enough 
to st udy sculpture. She alread) has 
a number of lovelj models to her 
credit. She registered at < 'entral 

( lasting .ind \\a> woi king when < rUth- 

rie McClintoc Katherine Cornell's 

husband- asked her to come to New 
York to try out for a part in "Brief 

Moment," in which I rancine l.arri- 
more is starring. She went; got the 
part; and before this article i> in proof 
the official tryoul in Cleveland will 
be over and Frances as the hero's 
sister will be making her bow to 
Broadway — the youngest of our un- 
dergraduate stars whose brilliant rays 
have at least begun to scintillate in 
the professional firmament. 



White C°H ar 

HE shingled his mother's roof 
The summer that he finished college. 
It was the best thing he ever did, 
But she hadn't brought him up to be a carpenter. 
So he went to the city and became a clerk — 
White collar! 



Afterwards, he married a girl from his home town; 
Perhaps she was tired of waiting, 
Or city money sounded larger there. 

But later, when they had two children, 

She found it no white-collar job 

To bring up little gentlemen on fifty dollars. 

She cooked and scrubbed and nursed and mended 

From day's end to day's end. 

She even did the washing — 

All except the sacred white collars. 

They went to the laundry. 

M \kv Ormsbee Win 1 roN 1 ( >"" 



"iJVleet Smith in Southern California-^ 

LOUISE BRONSON Wl-ST 1902 

Miss Nicolson will be the guest of the Southern California Smith Club 

the very week in which this Quarterly comes to your door. 

These are some of the people she will meet. 



)) 



ALMOST a year ago, Lucie London 
- '04 (Mrs. Hansen Moore), the 
president of the Smith College Club of 
Southern California, asked me to re- 
port to the Quarterly the most in- 
teresting news — not all the news — 
about our Smith women. I felt at the 
time that it was a privilege: why, 
then, have I been so deliberate about 
the report? 

The most interesting things about 
people are the things others have no 
right to know, surmise, or discuss. 
The most interesting things I have 
discovered about us will have to be 
left out. Of course that is the com- 
monplace of interviewing. Even the 
best reporters (biographers in the grub 
stage) sometimes leave out the most 
interesting parts, and the worst re- 
porters always ruin their stories by 
their omissions. I may as well admit 
at once that I am a total loss as a 
reporter and that this is hopelessly 
bad as a story, but there is enough left 
to give some idea of why I am more 
than usually proud of being a Smith 
woman. 

Almost as harrowing as the sup- 
pressions was the necessity of localiz- 
ing that spacious "interesting." Some 
of the grandmothers are dazzlingly 
interesting. So are some of the moth- 
ers. And there are engaged girls 
whose experiences are as dramatic as 
fiction. One romance began with a 
shipwreck. The girl and the man she 
is to marry literally went on the rocks 
in the Pacific during their first con- 
versation. Then there are the women 
with leisure and charm, like our presi- 
dent, with "great and gracious ways," 
the authentic social gift, presiding 
over clubs, on every important board, 



no patroness list complete without 
their names: interesting from many 
points of view. I shall be panicky 
after this article has left my hands to 
think that I have not talked about 
them all — Carol (Weston) Mc Wil- 
liams '00, Carolle (Barber) Clarke '99, 
Grace (Greene) Clark '82 (our first 
president), Gertrude Andrews '14 
(our perfect secretary-treasurer), 
Eleanor Bissell '97 (vice-president of 
the Drama League in Pasadena), Eliz- 
abeth (Burt) Procter ex-'OO whose 
interests center in Convalescent Aid 
and the Thrift Shop, Alma Baum- 
garten '98 who "heads up" the La 
Jolla and San Diego group so cleverly, 
and literally scores of others who en- 
rich the life of their communities. 
And now come Lorna Macdonnell, 
jane Ford, and Helen Coleman, 
young 1931, to add to the prestige of 
Smith in Southern California. Then 
there are those who are ranching; or 
those who live in the seaports. Hu- 
man nature is generally more so at sea 
level. Any college woman who lives 
in a California beach town has a tale 
to tell if she would. 

Which brings out the third reason 
for the date of this report : the modesty 
of these women. Apparently not one 
can see that she is anything to write 
home about. 

A generation ago at Smith a girl 
who wrote excellent verse gave an 
illuminated copy of this quatrain to a 
friend : 

Have little care that life is brief, 

And less that art is long: 

Success is in the silences, 

Though fame is in the song. 

Hundreds of girls have left Smith 
definitely or subconsciously com- 
mitted to some such idea of success. 






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J3 



Will it be a betrayal to take for once 
a more contemporary attitude? The 
unemployment situation makes wom- 
en who are earning a living, or a family's 
living, vitally interesting, especially 
if they are over thirty-five. Without 
underrating the achievements of those 
who are in business or teaching, I want 
to report most fully on the writers, on 
the chance that their experiences may 
help some of the younger alumnae who 
hope to live by their wits and their 
typewriters; who contemplate, or are 
embarked on what Alice Fallows '97 
calls the "adventure of creative writ- 
ing." That is the name of the course 
she is teaching a class of adults in one 
of the Los Angeles night schools. 
Angela Shipman '08 (Mrs. Edgerton 
Crispin) is one of her star pupils. 

Before I begin on the writers, how- 
ever (four of them in Hollywood), let 
us remember some of our unique 
successes : 

Our Lucile, "Flornina," Louise 
Brown '16 (Mrs. LB. V. Hollister), 
is still importing and selling delightful 
clothes, not only in her own Pasadena 
shop, which is charming, but also is 
showing them on occasions in the best 
hotels.* 

Teresa Cloud ex-'99 is, as far as I 
know, our only impresario. Besides 
being the manager of the Pasadena 
Music and Art Association, she has the 
lecture situation well in hand. But 
to me her personal ventures are more 
interesting than those with a large 
patron and patroness backing. I be- 
lieve that Coue was the first celebrity 
"presented by Miss Teresa Cloud." 
Everyone liked her spirit. The lec- 
ture was a success. Since then she 
has presented Farrar, Roland Hayes 
(his first concert here and twice since), 
Pavlova (her last appearance here), 
Will Rogers, the German Dancers, 
Kreutzberg and Georgi, Felix Adler, 
Donald B. MacMillan, Richard Halli- 
burton, and Paderewski, to say noth- 

* Smith Alumnae Quarterly, Nov. 1929. 



ing of the ( greenwood series <>! morning 

lectures on current events and new 
books, which she has offered most 
successfully for ten seasons. This 
year she numbers the ( ■rand I tachess 
Marie of Russia among her lecturers. 
She began after the war as the assist 
ant t<» the manager of the Pasadena 
Music and Art Association, doing all 
the detail work. She attributes her 
success to her backing, and to the fad 
that she had a mother behind her with 
a little capital and a streak of reckless 
ness. She says nothing of her own 
excellent judgment, her tact, and the 
charm which have enabled her to keep 
and to increase her influential fol- 
lowing. 

Phila Johnson '04 (Mrs. Lawrence 
B. Burck) is the western representa- 
tive of the Clara E. Laughlin Travel 
Bureau. It seems that Mrs. Laughlin 
was so impressed by the itinerary 
which Mrs. Burck planned as a 
European educational tour for her 
fourteen-year-old daughter that she 
urged her to represent her in the West . 

Helen Dean '07 (Mrs. Fred M 
Bogan) is, I think, the only Smith 
woman who builds houses. She, too. 
is hopelessly modest, but I finally 
wrung from her this confession : 

There isn't very much to tell except that 
I adore building houses and have done a 
good deal of supplemental studying along 
those lines in a correspondence course, 
reading prescribed by the Cornell School of 
Architecture. I have built four houses in 
Santa Barbara, three in Ojai, and one in 
Oceanside. I don't build for other people, 
but sell them when I have them built. 
My particular aim is to make them aa 
simple, as cottage-like, and as closely tied 
to the soil as may be, always remembering 
that in California the garden and the sun 
should be as much a part of tin- interior 
as the fireplace, and providing always 
generous windows to let them in. 

Speaking of gardens reminds me o( 
Mrs. Thomas Foote (Minerva Barton 
'88). As Mrs. Moore put it. "Mrs. 
Foote in a way represent t 1 
love of gardens so typical of many of 



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our members. She has been a won- 
derful upbuilder of our club. It was 
she who suggested the new personnel 
committee which has drawn forth so 
many of the facts about ourselves." 
Harriet Morris '97 is chairman. 

A Smith woman is the president of 
the rather famous little Diggers' 
Garden Club of Pasadena, Clara 
Bailey ex-'08 (Mrs. Frank B. Badgley). 
She is also president of the Alliance 
Francaise of Pasadena. 

One of the most fascinating of our 
successful women is Harriet Gould 
ex-' 15, who looks like a Botticelli and 
combines finance and art in Holly- 
wood. She is a bond saleswoman and 
is also an associate of Kate Shields, 
the California representative of the 
Ehrich Galleries. In a room full of 
authentic old masters we talked pic- 
tures and stocks and bonds. If I had 
had any money to spend, I'd have 
spent it all that morning. 

Ql arterly readers know about 
M. L. Schmidt ex-' 12 (Mrs. Byron D. 
Seaver), director and manager of the 
Architects' Exhibit of Building Mate- 
rials in Los Angeles, f and about what 
Louise Barber '99 (Mrs F. M. Hoblit), 
is doing in Pasadena as president of 
the Board of Education.! 

As far as I know, Rachel Donnell 
'10 is the only one of us who owns and 
pilots a plane. She is a doctor, con- 
nected, I understand, with a sanita- 
rium in the San Fernando Valley, and 
still is as spiritually akin to Thoreau 
as she was in college. 

Her sister Dorothy '09 (Mrs. Har- 
old Calhoun) is one of the few of us 
who earns between twelve and fifteen 
thousand dollars a year. They tell 
me that she is one of the most in- 
fluential women in Hollywood. She is 
the western editor of the Motion 
Picture Classic, with an office in Holly- 
weed and a home in Beverly Hills. 
She has three children, the youngest 
net two years old. A friend told me 

1 Smi i ii Ai i M\\i Ouarterly, Nov. 1929; Feb. 1930. 



a little incident about how she got 
her first job, which may be helpful 
to those of us who wonder why we 
aren't more brilliantly successful. Af- 
ter graduation she went job hunting 
in New York, and all she could find 
was proof reading, about which she 
knew nothing. Instead of saying so, 
she agreed to begin work in a week, 
which proved long enough for her to 
learn how to read proof. 

That's a tremendous tip. There 
would be less unemployment if, like 
Dorothy Calhoun, people would say, 
"Certainly," to whatever offers, in- 
stead of confessing that they are un- 
prepared for it. The chances are that 
if you land a job you can swing it: 
the main thing is to sell yourself. 
That is the reason why many able 
writers are unpublished, she believes. 
She thinks it is better to contact edi- 
tors than to sell through an agent. 
Which makes one think of the classic 
recipe for rabbit pie, "First catch 
your rabbit ..." Most editors and 
publishers are in New York City. 
Evidently one must go to New York. 
Is there an open season for editors? 
Do you use bait or a fly? Evidently 
another interview with the western 
editor of the Motion Picture Classic is 
necessary ! 

By the way, Josephine Keizer '10 
(Mrs. Kenneth Littlejohn) has written 
a series of interview articles for Mrs. 
Calhoun's magazine: one on John 
Barrymore, one on George Arliss, 
after watching the making of his pic- 
ture, "Alexander Hamilton." But all 
that is by the way. Her real work is 
the novel. She is a tree-like person, 
and her growth is steady and sym- 
metrical. Already a path is being 
worn to her door, though she lives in 
the heart of Hollywood. The two 
important discoveries she made for 
herself at college: how to get a true 
response from other people by genuine 
and friendly interest in them, and 
from herself by independent work, are 



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35 



standing the test of time, and account 
for the fact that some of the people 
she interviews call her a dangerous 
woman. She arranges her time so 
that her mornings are given to writing, 
her afternoons to her children, and 
her evenings to her husband. 

Ethel Keeler Betts '02 (Mrs. W. B. 
Barnhisel) has published a score of 
stories under her new nom de plume, 
Nancy K. Betts, to say nothing of 
those under her old pen name. And 
you feel, even through a letter contact, 
how much more is coming. "Sweet 
is fame," she writes, "but it would be 
sweeter if it had any foundation." 
No foundation? I happen to know, 
though not from her, how much she 
gets for a story. 

Why don't I say something about 
Harriet Morris '97, who has been in 
the motion picture game in Holly- 
wood since 1916 and knows it inside 
out? Because she won't talk. She is 
writing in the scenario department 
of one of the big studios. Just to 
punish her for being so elusive I am 
going to pad her paragraph with a bit 
of advice I heard her give some years 
ago to a Smith aspirant for a job like 
Jeanie Macpherson's: "Come in 
through the magazines. Don't send 
scripts to the studios. Get things 
published, if only in the Police Ga- 
zette. 1 ' What was true of Hollywood 
even last year, may not be true now. 
She might have a different suggestion 
to make today. But the Quarterly 
will have to send someone dangerous, 
like Josephine Littlejohn, to make 
her talk. 

And now about Virginia Frame '99 
(Mrs. J. W. Church). Have you seen 
her book, "Silhouettes of the Latin 



Quarter"? It is even better, they 
say, than her delightful "Teachers are 
People." Two other books, which she 
is editing, will appear soon: "Inter- 
national Short Stories," and "Modern 
Plays for High School and College" 
(Harpers). She has been produced as 
well as published. Three of her plays 
have had successful runs at the Pasa- 
dena Community Playhouse in the 
last twelve months: a musical version 
of her light comedy, "Commencement 
Days," a gypsy play, "Fear of 
Houses," and "Legend." Besides her 
regular teaching in the Franklin High 
School in Los Angeles, she has coached 
three high school performances, has 
taught a class in puppetry on Satur- 
days, and has prepared three books 
for publication. Her daughter, Betty 
Courtney Church, is her chief pup- 
peteer. One summer their Yagabond 
Puppets toured seven states, averag- 
ing two roadside performances weekly. 

Merely commuting from Pasadena 
to Los Angeles, as Mrs. Church does 
every day from her home to her teach- 
ing, is a strain, even on a man. I 
imagined her exceptionally strong, 
physically unhandicapped. But her 
friends know otherwise. Some years 
ago when she was under great eco- 
nomic and emotional pressure, her 
sight failed. The only man capable 
of performing the operation that might 
save it was in Europe. She had to go 
to him twice, and she wears a crystal 
in the retina of one eye. Recently it 
broke, and she was without it until 
another was sent from Europe. 

Now re-read her record for the Ias1 
year! Is it strange that most of us 
think that she is the most interesting 
of us all? 




Woe Junior (groups Set Sail 



DURING the summer 46 Smith 
juniors, and 3 Vassar juniors 
enrolled for this year as Smith stu- 
dents, sailed away from these United 
States to study under the banners of 
Spain, France, and Italy for a year. 
The S3 French and the 8 Spanish 
juniors, being no longer pioneer 
groups, sent their greetings to the rest 
of Smith College at its opening; the 
8 little pioneer Italian juniors pre- 
sumably were so involved getting 
their bearings at the University for 
Foreigners in Perugia that they dared 
not look behind. We hear, however, 
that they are now safely established 
at the University of Florence for the 
winter. The French group has left 
Grenoble for Paris, and the Spanish 
juniors are in Madrid after a summer 
in Santander. Concerning that sum- 
mer, Miss Helen Peirce, assistant 
professor of Spanish, who was their 
summer Directora and has now turned 
them over to Professor Bourland, 
writes us briefly: 

T V HE year was scheduled to begin August 1 
Vitfa the opening of the Summer School of 
Spanish at Santander under the direction of 
Mr. E. Allison Peers of Liverpool University, 
but for those who sailed on the Cristobal Colon 
it began two weeks earlier. The entire 
personnel of the ship and nearly all the pas- 
sengers were either Spanish or from some 
Spanish-speaking country, so that Spanish 
was used much of the time on the ten days' 
trip. In addition to the practice in speaking 
tin- language, the voyage also provided an 
introduction to Spanish food with its olive oil 
and frequent suggestion of "ajo" (garlic). 

We reached Santander July 24. From the 
boat we could see the points of interest that 
returning "Santanderinoe" proudly pointed 
out: the two lighthouses that mark the en- 



trance to the harbor, the smooth white beaches, 
the palace of "La Magdalena," where the 
former king and his family used to spend the 
month of August, and, finally, the compact 
little city rising from the water on a steep 
slope. One of the finest beaches in Spain was 
just across the street from the Gran Hotel 
where we stayed, and we lost no time in 
acquiring the Turkish towelling wraps that 
are an indispensable part of the bathing 
costume for all ages on a Spanish beach. 

The few days before classes began were 
spent getting acquainted with the town; 
exploring its narrow streets paved with cobble 
stones; gazing with admiration at the ease 
with which the women carried on their heads 
huge trays filled with fresh fish, bread, or 
fruit; watching the fleets of little fishing boats 
come in with their loads of sardines in the 
morning and big "bonito" in the evening; and 
talking Spanish with Senorita Amalia Roman, 
who had come from Madrid to be with the 
group during August. 

When the school opened there was less 
leisure. The classes lasted from nine to 
twelve. The professors were Spanish and no 
other language was used. Classes were in 
reading, composition, discussion of a text, and 
a lecture on Spanish literature. 

Santander is within easy reach of many 
interesting places, and we visited the caves of 
Altamira to see the amazingly vivid prehis- 
toric drawings. Two Sundays we made trips 
to Burgos and Covadonga. The regional 
dances and songs at the home of dona Matilde 
de la Torre and the sardine roast given for the 
foreign students by the Rod and Gun Club at 
their clubhouse on a little island in the bay 
were only two examples of the hospitality 
we met. With the end of August came the 
examinations, which were taken by five mem- 
bers of the group and were creditably passed. 
(One student was ill the day of the exami- 
nations.) 

The month at Santander provided an 
opportunity for the group to get accustomed 
to the ways of the country, hours of informal 
conversation with Senorita Roman, pleasant 
contacts at the school and the hotel, in short, 
a very agreeable first impression of Spain and 
Spaniards. Helen J. Peirce 



< zJJ5e First Junior Year in Spahi^ 

Elizabeth A. Foster 
T)ireclor of the group in Madrid 1930-31 



THK first Junior 
group in Spain, 
having successfully 
weathered a year of 
foreign study plus a 
revolution, is now 
safely back in 
America and able to 
look over the year's 
work and play and 
make some estimate 
of the value of that 
experience. As it 
happened Smith 
College could not 
have chosen a more 
interesting moment 
to start the Junior 
Year in Spain, and 
the first group wil 




Baucus 

The Banner of the Republic is 
Raised at the Residencia de Senoritas 



the members of 
never forget the 
thrill of living in Madrid during the 
tense and anxious days that imme- 
diately preceded those momentous 
municipal elections of April 13 and 
the joyous outburst that followed the 
proclamation of the Republic. It 
was not only an opportunity to watch 
a particularly interesting bit of history 
in the making, but also a priceless 
chance to improve one's knowledge 
and understanding of the Spanish 
character. No one of us, I am sure, 
can have failed to feel her liking and 
respect for the Spaniards still further 
strengthened by the behavior of the 
people of Madrid during those first 
crucial weeks of the Republic. 

Of course there were, during the 
year, occasional student riots at the 
University which resulted in the tem- 
porary closing of that venerable insti- 
tution for longer or shorter periods; 
there was a rather abortive general 
strike in November; there were oc- 
casional attempts to shoot up the 



offices <>t the monar- 
chistic paper, the 
A B C, which were 

si tuated i n o u r 
neighborhood, and 
in May some ten or 
a dozen convents 

were burned ; but .ill 
these disturbances 
had very little effect 
upon the life of the 
group. The closing 
of the University 
did not worry us 
because the girls 
were taking only 
one course there, and 
at the time of the 
closing were working on long reports. 
It merely meant that they worked 
with rather less supervision than 
usual, but the professor expressed 
himself as being very well satisfied 
with their work. The general strike 
in November made it necessary to 
cancel permissions to attend a dance, 
and during some of the excitement 
over the burning of the convents the 
girls were required to stay inside the 
Residencia grounds. The Director of 
the group, however, took the first 
opportunity of going to see one of the 
biggest of the fires, and enjoyed the 
experience immensely. The streets 
had a rather unfamiliar look because 
machine-gun companies were occu- 
pying certain strategic points; two 
enormous buildings were burning mer- 
rily while an interested but perfectly 
calm and self-possessed crowd tilled 
the streets and cheered on the fire- 
men, who were fighting the conflagra- 
tion with one tire hose and one small 
garden hose! (Madrid has very few 
fires, and is not equipped to cope with 



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THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 



ten or twelve big fires going on simul- 
taneously in all sections of the city.) 

As lias been said above, the political 
disturbances did not interfere with the 
normal life of the group, and perhaps 
this is the place to tell you what that 
life was like. In the first place, the 
girls lived in the Residencia de Seno- 
ritas, which consists of a group of four 
houses with their gardens in the new 
and fashionable section of Madrid. 
The Residencia houses Spanish girls 
who come to Madrid to study at the 
University, at the Normal School, or 
at other special schools. It also takes 
a few foreigners. Each house has a 
Directora, who corresponds to our 
Head of House. The girls are ex- 
pected to be in the house for the night 
at nine o'clock, which is the dinner 
hour, and between ten and ten-thirty 
the Directora makes the rounds to see 
that every girl is accounted for. They 
may go out in the evening only by spe- 
cial permission and are not expected to 
ask for permission more than twice in 
a week. 

At first it seemed to the girls a great 
trial to have to live in a room with a 
wardrobe instead of a closet; to have 
to eat dinner at nine instead of at six; 
to have the buildings under-heated in- 
stead of over-heated, and so forth and 
so on. In time they came to see that 
Madrid could not be expected to 
change her customs to suit their con- 
venience, and then life went on more 
smoothly. In the meantime they 
found many interesting things in and 
around Madrid: museums, parks, old 
castles, quaint villages, bookshops, 
tea rooms, bull fights, concerts, the- 
aters, and so on. In fact they dis- 
covered tea rooms faster than the 
I director could check up on them! 

All of these activities, of course, 
took place in their leisure time, of 
which they had a good deal during 
September and very little later. The 
group came from Santander to Madrid 
the firsl of September, and during that 



month had only two hours a day of 
Spanish composition and conversation. 
On September 30 they registered for 
work at the University and at the 
Centro de Estudios Historicos. Regis- 
tration at the last named institution 
was a simple and businesslike affair, 
but at the University it was another 
matter. We found ourselves involved 
in seemingly endless red tape, and 
everything was complicated by the 
fact that the University curriculum 
had been entirely revised a day or two 
before, and no one knew exactly what 
was going to be taught. However, 
after struggling with a variety of be- 
wildered minor officials and standing in 
line for hours (the whole affair took 
from five to nine p.m.!), the registra- 
tion of our group was completed except 
for a few important details! 

As finally arranged the program of 
the group was roughly as follows: in 
the morning, 2 hours a week of Span- 
ish history at the University, 2 hours 
a week of Spanish grammar and com- 
position (a private class taught by a 
young man from the Centro de Es- 
tudios Historicos), and 4 hours a week 
of reading, discussion, and reports 
based on the material of the Spanish 
literature lectures at the Centro; in 
the afternoon, from six to eight, lec- 
tures at the Centro de Estudios His- 
toricos on phonetics, literature, his- 
tory, art, and Spanish life and customs. 
Two girls took a course in French at 
the excellent French Institute. 

One could not give any account of 
the first Junior Year in Spain without 
acknowledging most gratefully the 
kindly interest and friendly coopera- 
tion of everyone connected with the 
Residencia de Seiioritas and the Centro 
de Estudios Historicos. Smith College 
has good friends in Madrid who are 
watching the Junior Year project with 
great interest, and I think the first 
group has done good enough work to 
make those friends feel that their 
efforts on our behalf were worth while. 




TET us now praise famous men" 
" might have been our slogan for 
the last Quarterly, as we saw by the 
papers so many honors and activities 
of husbands that they occupied a 
whole page in our records; but for the 
last few months husbands like stocks 
have seemed inactive, though we may 
note that Mr. Clement F. Robinson, 
husband of Myrta Booker '03, was 
elected President of the National As- 
sociation of Attorneys-General at its 
twenty-fifth annual convention in 
Atlantic City; and that Dr. F. Way- 
land Vaughn, husband of Dorothy 
Upham '04, presides over all the re- 
search workers in the famous labora- 
tories of the Scripps Institution at La 
Jolla, California, for the study of plant 
and animal life in the watery regions 
of the earth, from desert pools to ocean 
depths. 

It is also interesting to discover 
that Charlie Chan, the supernaturally 
clever detective of Earl Biggers's mov- 
ies, is in real life Mr. Warner Oland, 
husband of Edith Gardner Shearn ex- 
'94. 

If summer heat tends to lethargic 
mentality, surely workers during our 
last heated term had ample excuse for 
slackened effort, but our alumnae 
evidently carried on with unabated 
zeal in their varied tasks and found 
their names in the papers for various 
reasons. At the Stockbridge Art 
Exhibition. Helen Knox '13 won the 
prize for the best water color — a lovely 
still life in blues and reds called The 



Red Jur; and from across the sea we 
hear that Dorotea Barnes, our Spanish 
fellow for '2 ( ) '30, has been appointed 

assistant to Professor Catalan of the 
Instituto National de Fisica Y Qufm- 
ica, the Rockefeller Institute of Ma- 
drid, where she will do research work 
in molecular spectroscopy, the field in 
which she worked with Miss Foster 
and Miss Anslow. As we go to press 
we hear that she passed her final 
examinations in chemistry for her 
Doctor's degree at the University of 
Madrid with such distinction that she 
was awarded the "Premio Extraordi- 
nario." which carries with it the gift 
of a thousand pesetas. Those of us 
who have been following the fortunes 
of the new Spanish Republic will be 
interested to hear that Sefior Barm'-, 
its first vice-president, is Dorotea's 
father. 

An article in the September Charm, 
"Money in Small Pockets," with a 
picture and biographical sketch of its 
author, Clara Savage Littledale, re- 
minded us that we had never noted in 
these columns that Mrs. Littledale 
('13) is managing editor of The Par- 
ents' Magazine, which to very main- 
Smith parents seems to rate at the 
top of the magazines concerning child 
welfare. 

It is impossible, of course, to men- 
tion the man>- signed articles written 
by our alumnae in the large metro- 
politan newspapers, but we all read 
with pleasure Eunice Fuller Barnard's 
('08) contributions in the Sunday 



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THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 



Times Supplement, and we mention 
particularly her recent article on the 
traveling students whose "summer 
campus is the world." and her later 
description of the Folger Memorial 
Library in Washington. Ruth De 
Young '28, on the staff of the Chicago 
Tribune, voices the praise of the pump- 
kin "that just yearns to be made into 
pies," and encourages its yearning by 
giving recipes for the delicacy. The 
same article gives some entertaining 
menus of the nineties to show how 
life has been simplified and eating 
diminished since those lavish days. 
Sports have always interested Smith 
women, and Smith readers of the Boston 
Herald should know that Dorothy Cry- 
denwise Lindsay '22 conducts the 
"Women in Sports" column. 

The work for peace is absorbingly 
interesting to many women, and we 
note with interest that the voice of at 
least one of our alumnae was heard at 
the Williamstown School of Politics. 
The.Yrzc' York Herald Tribune features 
among others the picture of Mrs. 
Laura Puffer Morgan '95, Associate 
Secretary of the National Council for 
the Prevention of War. who in com- 
pany with Henry Cabot Lodge. Ad- 



miral Rodgers, and other notables, 
was to speak on the subject, "The 
Draft for the World's Disarmament 
Conference." And Ada Comstock '97 
is for the second time a delegate to the 
Institute of Pacific Relations, meeting 
in Shanghai. 

The constant newspaper references 
to the brilliant and hazardous career 
of the Lindberghs, pioneer ambassa- 
dors of peace, convince us that Anne 
Morrow Lindbergh '28 has had ex- 
periences unparalleled by any other 
alumna — experiences of which we hope 
some day to hear from her own lips. 

What would seem to many almost 
as hazardous adventures, though on 
land rather than in the air, have been 
those of the intrepid Mary Hastings 
Bradley '05. Incidentally Mary has 
just won the second prize in the O. 
Henry Memorial contest with her 
Saturday Evening Post story r , "Five 
Minute Girl," but doubtless much 
more thrilling to her has been her 
third trek through the heart of Africa, 
where she found her social joys in the 
companionship of pygmies and canni- 
bals, who treated her in the "most 
gloriously polite manner," outdoing 
the so-called civilized coastal natives. 




Mrs. Bradley says. 



Mary and Her African Admirers 

The pygmy chief is at the right — the rest are wives and Mary. I dressed up in 
white for their party — they were in leaves.'' 



T^ews From t^rthamptmu 




May Han 



" ' Plym Inn' Is Dead! Long Live the ' Plym Shops! 

(Plymouth Inn, built about 1896, was wrecked this past summer) 



Calendar ^Adjustments 

ACTING on the advice of the Mas- 
l\ sachusetts State Board of Health, 
the administration postponed College 
two weeks, i.e. from Sept. 29 to Oct. 
13, in order to minimize as far as 
possible the danger of bringing more 
infantile paralysis into the Connecti- 
cut Valley. The medical staff of the 
College in consultation with this same 
Board imposed certain quarantine 
restrictions which were announced by 
the President at First Chapel : 

You are requested to avoid crowds in 
buildings until further notice. I do not 
understand that the Board of Health ob- 
jects to your going to church, but it does 
object to your going to the theater, so I 
have to ask you to stay away from moving 
picture houses until further notice. There 
are no restrictions as to eating in lea rooms 
in Northampton, but you are asked not to 
eat in adjoining towns. Exception is made 
in the case of the Homestead and the 
Whale Inn. 

In order to make up as far as possi- 
ble the two weeks lost, the following 
adjustments have been made: 

Christmas vacation 12.50 p.m. Saturday, 
Dec. 19, to 10.30 a.m.. Monday, Jan 4. 

Midyears begin on Feb. 1. 

Second Semester begins Feb. 15. 

Spring vacation Mar. 26-Apr. 7. 

There is no change in Commencement. 



Chapel Klptes 

C( )LLEGE has been open less than 
two weeks as we compile these 
notes, therefore they are concerned 
almost entirely with First Chapel. 
Everyone who reads these pages ex- 
cepting the freshman parents knows 
the thrill of that occasion, and, in- 
deed, many of the freshman parents 
themselves were a part of that great 
audience which filled John M. Greene 
Hall even to the last window sill. 
There is a tradition about the First 
Chapel hymn just as there is about the 
hymn sung at Last Chapel and this 
year we sang as always: 

From hand to hand the greeting So 
From eye to eye the signals run. 

Everybody was gladder than usual to 

be back, for even vacations pall when 

they spill over into October. The 

President phrased the College's feeling 

thus: 

We of the offices have been hanging 
around lure for the last two weeks yearning 
for your arrival, and planning how t«> make 
up for the time that you were losing by this 
enforced stay at home. 

Under the caption, "'Calendar Ad- 
justments." there will be found the.ui>t 
of the President's remark- regarding 
the postponed date of opening and the 



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quarantine regulations. After an- 
nouncing the latter he said to the 
students: 

I want you clearly to understand that, the 
forgetting of these rules or the ignoring of 
them is not a sign of daring or sportsman- 
ship on your part, but merely a case of 
recklessness of the interests of others. 
This is distinctly a communal matter. 
We want the whole College to keep healthy, 
and one little fool can undo the work of a 
great many wise people. Remember then 
that it is not your individual welfare that is 
at stake merely, but that of the College, and 
the peace of mind of several thousand 
people away from Northampton as well. 

When, in speaking of the College 
Calendar, he said, "Mountain Day 
was yesterday!" instead of a groan 
from the student body there was a 
laugh, which goes to prove that "It's 
all in the way you say a thing that 
counts." A Mountain Day in absentia, 
so to speak, can't be said to be a 
popular departure from custom. 

The President continued: 

I am sure that in spite of our late opening 
the senior class will be able to leave us on 
June 20 as learned as their predecessors, if 
they will take advantage of their opportuni- 
ties. It ought to be a matter of conscience 
for every student this year to take her in- 
tellectual opportunities seriously. More 
than for any year that you have been in 
college, more than for any year for a very 
long time, your presence here represents a 
high degree of sacrifice on the part of those 
who are sending you here. This country is 
affording college education to the million or 
so of students who are in these institutions 
at a time when resources are restricted in a 
vast number of families, and a great many 
of these families are doing without things 
usually regarded as essential, in order that 
you and people like you may go on with 
your education. 

It is more than usually shameful then if 
these opportunities are taken frivolously 
and are wasted. The world is very much 
interested just now in the experiments 
going on in Russia, especially in her so- 
called five-year plan. You are engaged here 
on a four-year plan, and the things that 
are making the Russian experiment formid- 
able are things whirh may be heeded by 
you. The things that make it formidable 
are two, really. First, it has a definite 
objective; and second, the means of that 



objective are being conceived as a whole, a 
a unified movement. 

The thing that is going to make you 
four-year plan here successful is, first of all 
a definite objective. I am not going t( 
indulge in the ordinary opening-of-colleg< 
definitions of education. I have attemptec 
such definitions before, and you wil 
doubtless have to endure them at othe: 
times. But few of you can have come hen 
without having some fairly clear idea o 
what you are here for. I want you t( 
scrutinize that idea to be sure that it i; 
valid and then to keep it steadily before 
you, measuring the distribution of youi 
time and your energies by a fitness for th< 
reaching of that objective. 

The second part of it is the conceiving o: 
the whole period as a unit and not choosing 
courses, choosing your outside activities 
choosing your friends, piecemeal, fron 
hand to mouth, but as part of the whole 
four-year scheme, which, if carried oui 
successfully, is going to send you out a greai 
deal more of a person, a much more signifi- 
cant member of the community than yoi 
were when you came here. Take a little 
longer view than you have been accustomed 
to take in school, or, those of you whe 
have been in college, than you have beer 
accustomed to take in college. Get rid oi 
the school-girl attitude of simply getting 
past the next recitation, the next examina- 
tion ; conduct your activities with a view tc 
what the whole four years are going tc 
amount to. 

I only want to give you one other piece of 
advice, because we believe here in adminis- 
tering advice in small doses, over a long 
period, rather than plunging you into a 
bath of it on the first day. 

It is supposed in this country that the 
chronic attitude of the student is that of 
waiting for the Faculty to do something to 
her. And even when students leave college 
and sometimes come and tell me what has 
happened to them during their four years, 
they still give their praise and their criti- 
cism in the form which suggests that what 
they are thinking of is the success of this or 
that teacher working on them. If there is 
no success, the joke, so to speak, is on the 
teacher. They censure a teacher for not 
having succeeded in doing certain things. 
I want to suggest to you a different game 
from that of criticizing the Faculty and the 
more exciting one of outwitting them. The 
Faculty has a great many interesting and 
learned people on it. I want you to take 
this statement of mine on faith for the 
moment and regard it as a challenge to 
your instincts for discovery — regard your- 






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13 



selves as having these one, two, three, or 
four years in which to see how much you 
can make out of that Faculty, the active 
role having passed from them to you. 
They are willing to deliver to you what they 
have got in the way of erudition and ideas 
and stimulus. But it is for you to get it 
out of the Faculty, just as you do out of the 
books in the library. That, I am sure, in 
spite of its commonplaceness, is to a large 
proportion of the upper classmen a new 
idea, but it is one that will affect funda- 
mentally the results which you get out of 
your college course. 

If you leave here not knowing the riches 
that might have been yours, the criticism is 
against you. We will cooperate, we will be 
more than passive, but the burden of ac- 
tivity is on you. You have come to get 
something. It is here. See that you get it. 

On another morning, Mr. Neilson 
spoke of the value of a regular chapel- 
going habit. We quote briefly only, 
as the President speaks on this subject 
not once but several times a year. 

I think that students who do not make it 

a habit to come to chapel regularly lose 

. a good deal of what they could be getting 

I out of this place. Those who do attend 

I regularly are quite unanimous in their 

! experience of the advantage of beginning 

' the day with the kind of calmness and re- 

! pose established by being here for fifteen 

I minutes between the rush of breakfasting 

and the excitement of beginning intellectual 

work. 

The service here, like the vesper service 
on Sunday, is made as little dogmatic as 
possible. Now and again we find a student 
who wishes to be excused because her 
religious susceptibilities have been hurt by 
something in these services, and we have 
never had any hesitation in excusing such a 
: person when her plea has been made in good 
I faith. But it is a very rare thing that a 
student is actually hurt by any implications 
1 of our services. It is perfectly true that 
we use a formula and we use hymns whose 
' doctrinal implications are far from being 
held by all of us. But most of us have ad- 
justed ourselves to share these things in a 
spirit that makes them still useful to us in 
I our own spiritual lives. Some day I shall 
I talk to you in more detail about the causes 
1 of that particular dilemma in connection 
with the thought of our time and the tradi- 
tional formulae of Christianity. Most of 
you know from experience that the effect 
of the collective singing of a hymn or joining 
in a response does not depend on complete 



intellectual approval of all the theories im- 
plied in their phrasing. I do not want 
students to be wasting hours thinking out 
great intellectii.il reasons for -taxing in bed 
a little longer. If you don't want to come 
to chapel because you want to lie in bed 
because you have been Btaying up late the 

night before. f:ice the fact hone-alv and -a\ . 

"I prefer the ease of oversleeping to the 
stimulus of attending chapel." But don't 

pretend to Stay away for intellectual 
scruples that are really humbug. 



THE Fieshman Honor List and the 
Dean's List have been read, the 
former by the President and the latter 
by the Dean, who prefaced her reading 
by saying that she had the "pleasure 
and the honor" of reading the Dean's 
List. She commented in closing that 
when other colleges asked what privi- 
leges students on our Dean's List were 
given, she was proud to say that it 
was not necessary to offer them any 
privileges excepting that of being on 
the list. 

The Hampton Quartet has sung in 
chapel giving us, as always on their 
annual visit, a pleasure not to be 
measured by any words. 

The President is, of course, contin- 
uing his chapel talks on matters of 
current national and international 
moment. 

UTJe ^Arrival of the Vanguard 
The Freshman Conference^ 

VACATION came to an end at last . 
and the Welcoming Committee of 
the S. C. A. C. \V. with the 30 fresh- 
men picked by their schools to come 
to the Conference took up their abode 
in Ellen Emerson House for the week- 
end before College officially opened. 
As president and vice-president oi 
S. C. A.. Athalia Ogden '32 and 
Carolyn Chase '32 were, respectively 
chairman of the Conference and o! the 
Welcoming committees. Everything 
was a bit strange and complicated this 
year owing to the late opening, and 
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gathered into its fold stray freshmen 
who were waiting for the curtain to 
ring up on their freshman year, and 
students from other countries who 
had been on the water when the word 
of postponement went out. Besides, 
on Saturday morning scores of 1935 
turned up for the hygiene exam to 
which the Conference itself departed 
in a body, much to the dismay of the 
Program Committee. The quaran- 
tine for infantile paralysis made it im- 
possible to visit the Children's Home 
and other institutions to which the 
Conference is usually introduced, but 
in spite of the difficulties we had to 
surmount, the main point is that they 
were surmounted. 

It was wonderful to have the upper 
classmen and freshmen together in one 
house, and it was in the parlors of 
Ellen Emerson that Miss Richards 
talked about the Christian Associa- 
tion; that Eileen O'Daniel '32, Head 
of Student Government, and Carolyn 
Sherwood '32, Chairman of Judicial 
Board, made everybody feel that she 
was to have a real share in making 
that kind of government a success; it 
was there too that Dean Nicolson put 
everyone on tiptoes by her talk on 
"What is a College? What is a Lib- 
eral Arts College? and What is Smith 
College?" On Saturday there was a 
picnic; there was a tour of the campus 
outdoors and in; there was a memo- 
rable evening with Mrs. Scales in her 
home. 

On Sunday came church, a campus 
house dinner to which faculty friends 
were invited, including Miss Margaret 
Scott, 1935's own dean, and Miss 
Dorothy Ainsworth, who as head of all 
the athletics belongs to everyone. In 
the afternoon at five came President 
Neilson's reading in the Browsing 
Room. No one need be told what 
unadulterated delight that was. In 
the evening there was a delightfully 
informal supper at Sunnyside fol- 



lowed by the freshman stunt, and, 
later, by a most interesting talk by 
both Mr. and Mrs. Harlow. The can- 
dle-light service, so dear to every 
Conference, was the so-called close of 
the week-end, but as a matter of fact 
on Monday the freshmen rose early 
and began to demonstrate everything 
that they had learned. All day long, 
officially tagged with a green badge, 
they met their fellow freshmen at 
trains, on driveways, in campus 
houses. On that day and on every 
day of these first confusing weeks the 
members of the 1931 Ereshman Con- 
ference, scattered now in their various 
campus homes, tried to help the 
Class of 1935 to find its place in the 
life of Smith College and to under- 
stand the traditions and the ideals 
by which it maintains its unity. 

$Jfie Fall l$egi$iration-> 

THERE are 1932 undergraduates, 
including 33 juniors and one 
special student in France, 8 juniors in 
Italy, and 8 juniors in Spain.* There 
are 101 graduate students registered 
for study in Northampton and 1 in 
Spain as an official member of the 
Smith College group there. There 
are 10 noncollegiate students. Class 
distribution: Seniors 355; Juniors 453; 
Sophomores 539; Freshmen 585. 
Total Student Body, 2044 including 
34 in France, 9 in Spain, and 8 in 
Italy. 

Readmitted Students. — Thirty- two 
former students have been readmitted 
to Smith this year. 6 of them are 
freshmen, 5 are sophomores, 13 jun- 
iors, and 8 seniors. 9 offered credit 
from other institutions: 2 each from 
New Jersey College for Women and 
Radcliffe College, and 1 each from 
Washington University, and the uni- 
versities of Illinois, Washington, Wis- 
consin, and Southern California. 

* Three of these juniors in Spain are from Vassar Col- 
lege, but are enrolled as Smith students this year because 
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45 



Advanced Standing. — The registra- 
tion figures include 29 advanced 
standing students representing 22 
institutions. The 12 universities rep- 
resented are: Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, 
Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, 
Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, Oklahoma, 
Southern California, Washington (St. 
Louis, Mo.), Wisconsin; and the 8 
colleges: Connecticut, Hunter, Linden- 
wood, Milwaukee-Downer, Randolph- 
Macon, Rollins, Sweet Briar, and Wit- 
tenberg. One student is from Packer 
Collegiate Institute and another is 
from the Elisenschule, Tallin, Estonia. 
Students from Foreign Countries. — 
There are 17 students from foreign 
countries. See page 52. 

Graduate Students. — The graduate 
students come from 40 institutions. 
There are 30 studying for an M.A. in 
1932, 8 are studying for no degree. 
37 are members of the faculty and 
staff, and 30 are local teachers. 16 
already hold an advanced degree, and 

j 53 hold at least one degree from Smith . 
There are 6 foreign students doing 

; graduate work. 18 are studying in 

| the Department of English; 13 in 
Education; 9 in History; 7 in Music; 6 
in Chemistry; 5 each in French, and in 

1 Economics and Sociology; 4 each in 
Art and Zoology; 3 each in Botany, 
Geology, Mathematics, Psychology, 
and Spanish; 2 each in German, 
Greek, Latin, and Religion. The 
remaining 7 are divided among other 
departments. 

Registration by States and Countries. 
— In the entire student body 42 of the 
48 states are represented, also the 
District of Columbia, the Canal Zone, 
and Hawaii. There are no students 
from Arizona, Idaho, Louisiana, Mis- 
sissippi, Nevada, or South Carolina. 
Foreign countries represented are 
Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, 
Cuba, England, Estonia, France, 
Germany, Holland, Italy, Lithuania, 
Mexico, and Spain. 





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Ufie (jutiain 'Jfyses on 1935 

AND there in the center of the - 
- stands Miss Margaret So >t I 
as Mater Familias, Dean of the Class 
of 1935. Miss Scott has been a 
m em ber of t he 
History Depart- 
ment for ten > ears, 
and so, although we 
must acknowledge 
that she took both 
her B.A. and her 
M.A. at B ry n 
Mawr, we forget 
until we look her 
up in the Catalogue 
that she hasn'l 
always belonged to 
Smith. Preceding 
her Smith days, by 
the way, she taught 
in a large high school 
in Philadelphia. 
Anyone might suppose that it would 
give Miss Scott stage fright to step 
out of the orderly ranks of her depart- 
ment and suddenly find herself leading 
585 young women through the four 
acts of the "Four-Year Plan "in which 
they are all to star, but she doesn't in 
the least resemble the old woman who 
lived in the shoe and thoroughly 
enjoys her part in the play. And 
"the play's the thing," and success to 
1935 from the rise of the curtain to its 
fall on their own Commencement I )ay. 
And now for a glance at the dramatis 
personae: Thus far the brightest stars 
seem to be the three young women win i 
won freshman honors — two prizes and 
one honorable mention. Two come 
from public schools and one from a pri- 
vate school. "Have faith in Massachu- 
setts," someone aptly remarked as the 
names were announced at First Chapel, 
for all three come from Massachusetts 
schools although less than one fourth 
of the class are listed as living in 
Massachusetts. The New Plan prize 



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for passing the best entrance examina- 
tions was won by Edith Ross Pardee of 
Hazleton, Pa., who prepared at Miss 
Hall's School of Pittsfield, Mass. 




ALICB WARSBN Edith Pardee Ruth Yates 

Honorable mention was given to 
Ruth Marie Yates, who prepared at 
the Pittsfield High School. A coin- 
cidence that! YVe are happy to an- 
nounce that the Old Plan prize was 
won by a granddaughter, Alice Louise 
Warren of West Roxbury, Mass., who 
prepared at the Girls' Latin School of 
Boston. She is the daughter of 
Margaret (Cushman) Warren '10. 

It is always interesting to speculate 
as to whether the New Plan or the 
Old Plan is the more popular method of 
entrance, and whether public or pri- 
vate schools have the larger represen- 
tation in College. We submit the 
facts and leave readers of the Quar- 
terly to draw their own conclusions. 

Of the 585 students, 502 entered by 
the New Plan, 80 by the Old Plan, and 
3 by special plan. The school rating 
is: 

Public Private Both 

New 130 210 162 

Old 20 51 9 

Special 1 2 

Total 151 263 171 

The assistant to the editor, Kathleen 
Berry '29, has been thumbing over the 
Directory to see where all the freshmen 
address their letters when they "write 
home." She found that the addresses 
are in 34 of these United States and 
also in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, China, 
Italy, besides the District of Columbia 
(4). The distribution by states is as 
follows: 



Massachusetts 128; New York 118; New 
Jersey 60; Connecticut 49; Pennsylvania 43; 
Ohio 39; Illinois 21; Minnesota 20; Missouri 
18; Michigan 9; Wisconsin 7; 6 each from 
Rhode Island and Maine; 5 each from Cali- 
fornia and Colorado; 4 each from Florida, In- 
diana, Maryland, and Texas; 3 each from 
Kansas, Tennessee, Vermont, and West 
Virginia; 2 each from Kentucky, Nebraska, 
and New Hampshire; 1 each from Arkansas, 
Georgia, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, 
Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington. 

Total in Class 585. 

Each year the Quarterly is in- 
debted to the Press Board for certain 
data about the freshmen. The data 
is compiled from cards made out by 
the freshmen themselves. 

The freshmen range in age from 16 
to 27 years, the average being 18. 
Some 16 denominational preferences 
are named in which Episcopalians 
lead by a large majority, followed by 
Congregationalists and Presbyterians. 

More than 56 per cent of the fathers 
and 30 per cent of the mothers are 
college bred. Among the men's col- 
leges Harvard leads — as last year — 
with 46, Yale following with 31. 
Cornell is next with 18, Michigan 16, 
Columbia and Princeton 15 each, 
and so forth. There are 96 colleges 
represented. 

Of the 74 colleges represented by the 
mothers, Smith of course leads the 
women's colleges with her 66 mothers; 
Yassar, Wellesley, and Minnesota 
each send 6 daughters, Michigan 5, 
Bryn Mawr 4, and so on. 

The answers to the question, "What 
is your father's occupation?" hardly 
skipped an entry found in any voca- 
tional directory. There are 59 bro- 
kers, 55 "merchants," 43 corporation 
executives, 40 lawyers, 12 college pro- 
fessors, 4 ministers; and there is a city 
manager, a plumber, a mail carrier, a 
college president, and so forth. Only 
32 of the mothers seem to be em- 
ployed outside the home. 

The daughter of the President of 
Purdue University is a freshman, as is 
also Constance Morrow, daughter of 
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The question, "What do you intend are being watched by girls of college 
to do after you leave college?" was age! Many answers to this question 



answered very definitely by the major- 
ity, although some said frankly, "I 
don't know." Many — 83 — want to 
teach; 21 to do social work; 19 to 
study music and 17 art; 16 want to do 
journalism ; 8 hope to enter diplomatic 
work; 6 to be hospital technicians; and 
9 to study medicine. 82 say hope- 
fully that they expect to get a position 
of some kind. Their range of interests 
is as wide as the working world, and so 
far we have discovered only 5 who 
want to be "store buyers"! Is the 
pendulum perhaps swinging? 

"Why did you come to college, and 
why to Smith College? " We alumnae 
will do well to walk carefully, for we 



say simply, "I came to Smith because 
I admire its alumnae." One said 
flatteringly, "I came to Smith because 
it is the one place where I want to 
spend the next four years of my life"; 
a number came to in themselves for a 
"better and more profitable life," to 
broaden their outlook and make them 
resourceful. One came to "learn to 
use my mind"; one "to learn more 
than I know." The Music Depart- 
ment attracted several, the premedical 
major two or three. And one phrased 
the thoughts of many alumnae when 
she said that she came to Smith "be- 
cause it embodies the ideals which I 
admire. " 



Three T^ew ^Associate Trofessors 




Child 

John M. Smith 
French 

MR. SMITH is A.B. 
1913, A.M. 1915 
Indiana University, Ph.D. 
1931 Harvard. He had the 
American Field Service 
Fellowship in 1921 and was 
at the Sorbonne from 1921- 
23. He was at Grinnell 
College as instructor and 
Associate Professor of 
French from 1914^28. The 
next year he went to Har- 
vard as Visiting Lecturer 
in Romance Languages and 
remained from 1929-31 at 
the University as tutor and 
instructor in French. 




Stahlberg 

Walter C. Barnes 
History 

MR. BARNES has his 
A.B. from Colorado 
College in 1912, and his 
B.A. in 1916 from Oxford 
University. He was Rhodes 
Scholar for Colorado from 
1913-16. He has taught 
history as instructor and 
assistant at the University 
of British Columbia and 
the University of California, 
and was professor of history 
at the University of Oregon 
from 1920-30. Air. Barnes 
is to teach Modern Euro- 
pean History, including a 
course in Russian history. 




Stahlberg 

Howard P. Beckkk 

Economics and Sociology 

MR. BECKER, B.Sc. 
1925, M.A. 1926 

Northwestern University, 
Ph.D. 1930 University of 
Chicago. He was Wieboldl 
Fellow at Northwestern in 

1925, and Research Fellow, 
University of Cologne, in 

1926. He has been 
ciated with the Don & 
Chevrolet Motor Com- 
panies, the International 
Harvester Co., and with 
Cologne and Neuss, ( >er- 
many, and has taught so- 
ciology at the universities of 
Chicago and Pennsylvania. 



Woe T\[pte %ooni^ 



AND THERE WAS G-REAT 
LAMENTATION* 

arrival of the 



MANN a superstitious eye- 
brow was probably raised 
askance at the unpropitious 
date of our opening 
but the majority of 
us were so busy tele- 
scoping two weeks 
into that one first 
morning that we had 
hardly time even to 
notice that it was the 
thirteenth of a month. 
Freshman Confer- 
ence had of course 
gone on its way the 
week-end before with 
its usual picnics, lec- 
tures, and teas, rude- 
ly broken in upon by 
the postponed hy- 
giene exam; and the 
rest of the class on Monday found 
them most exasperatingly at home. 
Of course the prospect of digesting so 
much time in so few moments was in 
itself just a little overwhelming with- 
out the added complication (to our 
already complicated situation) that 
we understood there was to be a 
quarantine. 

Naturally, no one is expected to 
understand a new rule, and when that 
rule isn't really a rule but only a 
rumor the interpretations are par- 
ticularly varied. Some thought we 
were not to eat outside of the houses. 
There are always some who think we 
are not to eat inside. But it was 
generally accepted that the solution 
was not to eat at all! Of course 
everybody believed no one would be 
allowed to go to town about her 
trunks (not that she would get them 
anyway) and as for buying toothpaste 
it was quite out of the question. 

With First Chapel on Tuesday 
morning came the "denouement." 
President Xeilson did announce that 
college houses were still serving meals, 
but in the excitement of seeing the 




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President, the Dean, and the 
Front Row" of Faculty, no 
one absorbed very much of 
what the rule really was. 
Not even the es- 
teemed " Front Row " 
registered everything, 
for one professor 
recommended to a 
class a drama in 
Springfield! The 
irony of it when our 
very movie habit is 
denied! But the 
quarantine is affect- 
ing wonders. Per- 
haps people are get- 
ting to bed earlier; 
but whatever the 
cause, the size of 
chapel is certainly improving. I don't 
need to add that even lecture at- 
tendance is tripled since the lure of 
Northampton night life has vanished. 
The President delighted and 
charmed everyone in his usual de- 
lightful and charming manner — even 
to the extent of having the student 
body enjoy the joke of a Mountain 
Day the day before College opened. 
All the entrance prizes went to girls 
from Massachusetts schools, and the 
President's glee over our Common- 
wealth's achievement was most di- 
verting (as his glee in all things 
usually is). In fact, that opening 
Tuesday was altogether glorious in 
spite of many class meetings and the 
annual peril of much pink and tomato 
furniture paint. We have had a week 
since then to come down to the sterner 
realities of this life, and perhaps an- 
other such week will bring us back to 
our time-honored quiescence. That 
time is (gratefully enough) yet in the 
offing, and College seems still bubbling 
and exuberant. 

The activities of at least four weeks 
are thus being squeezed into one fort- 
night. Alumnae Week-End, the 



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49 



were 
fullv 




meeting of the Trustees, the dedica- 
tion of the Bridge and new athletic 
fields, and A. A. reception r>/^ to the 
freshmen 
all very skill- 
juxtaposed 
on Sat- 
urday. 
We are 
still 
gasping. 



And this to say nothing of Freshman 
Frolic and several lectures upon the 
same Saturday. It is hardly our 
privilege to discuss the Trustees' 
meeting; and we who are not grand- 
daughters know very little about the 
alumnae's week-end. except of course 
that we watched them about campus 
and were delighted to see them again 
with all their ancient and glorious 
enthusiasm. 

However, the layman could help 
swell the ranks of alumnae 
! by the Bridge to witness 
the formal dedication. 
Those who participated 
in the Parade could only 
feel the glamour of the 
situation rather 
than actually \v 
see it. But 
those next to 
the ropes say ** / 
that the sight of 
the parade of the «*■••' 
classes and their 
colors was impressive and really beau- 
tiful. The local band lent excitement 
to the event although it was a little 
distressing that each member of the 
band had apparently a different idea 
of the tempo of our "Alma Mater." 
However, the glory of the occasion 
overrode even that. The President 
was extremely affable, and when he 




had gone there were still doughnuts 
and cider to lure. 

Among the other privileges 
crammed into this week was Professor 
Kennedy's unique and beautiful ex- 
hibition of art photographs. Our old 
and very good friends from Hampton 
Institute entertained us liberally. 
And thrown in upon all this was the 
arrival of the Scottish hockey team. 
We were excruciatingly slaughtered 
by their superior skill; but it was a 
real privilege to play them. If the 
tremendous audience had as much 
pleasure watching as we had playing, 
their coming was well worth while. 
The score looks disheartening but, on 
the contrary, everyone admits it to 
have been more good fun and excite- 
ment than any of us has ever had in 
playing before. Anyway we have 
always been extremely partial to the 
thistle — and for one very inspiring 
cause! We not only congratulate 
them but, more than that, we feel 
rather a sisterly pride in 
their prowess. 

" None of the freshmen 
are charing yet under the 
limited cut system. It 
seems very amazing that it 
is meeting with general approval. 
The pampering is rather making them 
feel a little more important and self- 
righteous. The upper classmen are 
glorying in the innovation of after- 
dark driving (in spite of the fact 
that the quarantine makes any use 
of it impossible). Altogether, with 
our fingers crossed, we venture t<» 
say that the student body is turn- 
ing its attention inward upon its Col- 
lege. 

Even the red trees and the bright 
days are good omens; and the pi 
pects of 1931 -32 are to the very 
highest degree auspicious. 

Catherine Lewerth l ( 




o 



3n jWemoriam Died 

November 18, 1843 Henry M Tyler November 3, 1931 

Professor Emeritus of Smith College 

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy 

place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart: Who hath not lifted 

up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 

N the night of Tuesday, November 3, 
Professor Tyler passed away. He had not 
been ill at all — had in fact been "down town" on 
that day and had greeted many of his friends. 
It is nineteen years since he retired from active 
service to the College, but so closely is his life 
woven into the fabric of its very being that the 
flag on College Hall was at half-staff and there was 
a memorial service in John M. Greene Hall at 
Chapel time. The funeral service itself, con- 
ducted by Professor Mensel, was held in the 
Edwards Church later in the day. 

The President paid his tribute to Dean Tyler as 
a "wise counselor, a loyal friend, and stimulating 
companion," after which he asked Miss Caverno, 
who for so many years had worked with Dean 
Tyler, to speak to the College about him. Miss 
Caverno said: 
t w Tyri "^ n crossing the campus almost any one of you 

may have met a quiet, erect, elderly gentleman 
walking to the library — walking perhaps not quite so confidently in the last year or 
two as was his wont earlier. Few of you knew his name and even if you were told 
that it was Professor Tyler, it would mean nothing to you. There were no con- 
spicuous marks by which I could describe him to you now — he bore neither those 
of the college professor nor of the clergyman, though to both professions he belonged. 
"And yet, in so far as Smith College has modified you at all, unless you leave here 
carrying nothing with you which you did not bring when you entered, you will go 
through life having something in your make-up which you owe to Henry M. Tyler. 
"From my fifty years of acquaintance with Professor Tyler I could speak of him 
in four different roles: as my teacher of Greek for four years in college, as my chief 
for twenty years in the Greek Department, and as a citizen of Northampton. But 
in speaking to you I shall choose his fourth role — that of a member of the Faculty 
and an executive officer whose work is woven into the whole fabric of the College. 
This is the phase which concerns you — and also the one which Professor Tyler 
would regard as the most important in his life — if he ever stopped to think of what 
was important for his life and not solely of what was important for the College. 

" Professor Tyler came here in the middle of the second year of the College. It 
was then a college <>f some 25 students, and the organization must have been de- 
cidedly sketchy. The small Faculty had only been together for a year and was not 
yet shaken down and fused. Some of the members had had little academic ex- 
perience, and both in early and in later years the Faculty contained strong per- 
sonalities, likely to clash. 

"Into this situation Professor Tyler came with a good deal of prestige. He was 
the son of one of the most famous Greek scholars America had produced; he had 
been brought up on the Greek language and had had graduate study in Germany — 
a thing rather rare in those days. He had even traveled in Greece at a time when 
this was considered more dangerous than darkest Africa and few American scholars 
had ventured there. He had a real gift for modern languages. German he spoke 
easily and fluently. In fact, a head of the German Department once said that 
Professor fyler's German was an example of plenary inspiration (a phrase not 






familiar to some of you). He could use, she declared, ,m\ German word a1 need, 

'words which he could not possibly know unless the Lord had put them into his 
mouth.' Once when he was acting as President in President Seelye's absence, he 
electrified us all by greeting a visiting French lecturer with a very neal little s] 
of welcome in French. He had taught for six years, and his li\ i 
pastorate had given him experience in executive work and in dealing with people. 

"With all this prestige he brought a natural devotion to Smith College. His 
father had been the first President <>t" the Board of Trustees, the moving spirit in all 
its early councils, culminating with the election and installation of L. Clark Set 
President. By heredity and environment he had the conviction thai women had 
brains and ought to be educated. He did not have to be converted to that. 

"But the duties and responsibilities of the Faculty of which he had become a 
member were by no means limited to those now assigned to a Faculty. At that 
time and for years after, the College was run entirely without executive officers 
except the President. If you will go over to College Hall and survey the humming 
hive of industry now housed there and then reflect that for fifteen years and tillthecol- 
lege had 500 students all its functions had to be performed without one executive officer 
below the President, you can easily guess, not only that some of the Faculty niu>i 
have worked overtime, but that chaos would have resulted if someone with organ- 
izing capacity had not been behind the scenes. That person was Professor Tyler. 

"I said a few minutes ago that you would all carry away something of what 
Professor Tyler put into Smith College. But I am not certain that if he had not 
arrived at that point, you would have been here at all. Even with Presidenl Seelye's 
genius in administration and finance, I doubt if Smith College could have survived 
at all if behind the President had not come Professor Tyler, quietly making brick> 
without straw. 

"Do not understand me that he was appointed or elected to any position other 
than his professorship. The qualities which he had were needed and were fully used. 
That was all. 

"He had a capacity for accomplishing an incredible amount of work without stir 
or tumult. They used to tell us that of the fuel of an engine only 15 per cent was 
effective in moving the wheels, the other 85 per cent was used up in friction. Pro- 
fessor Tyler reversed that process all his days — 85 per cent of energy was effective 
and not more than fifteen went in friction. He brought to Faculty councils a desire 
for work rather than for machinery, fairness, even temper, a mellow humor, and a 
sense of proportion. He was a person utterly without moods. If you wanted 
advice, counsel, or privilege, it was never necessary to wait for a favorable time. 

"I do not mean that all the work was accomplished by Professor Tyler. ( ►there 
were lavish of their time and strength as well as he, but they all worked more cheer- 
fully and courageously because he was there — and anything left undone he was apt 
to finish up. He had a quick and retentive memory and as the Faculty records, 
though accurate, were brief and likely to be locked in a closet in the early days, it 
was usual to consult him rather than the books in matters of fact and procedure. 
When he was once absent for some months, a new member commented on his return. 
'Plenty of people have memories and can tell you what the rules an-, but now that 
Professor Tyler is back, we can be sure that he will tell us what they are and not 
what he wishes them to be.' 

"No wonder that for thirty-five years, from the College of 25 in 1876 to the Col- 
lege of 1500 in 1912, the constant cry in doubt was. 'Ask Professor Tyler.' 

"In 1900 during a six months' absence of President Seelve. the Board of Trus 
empowered Professor Tyler to act as Presidenl under the title of Acting Dean. 
The College had always felt dumbly that his position was unique and should be 
marked by some special title. And from that time on. to undergraduates and 
Faculty he was always Dean Tyler. He had himself so little zeal for glory th.it he 
often got somewhat less of it than he had earned; and some years later, in speak i 
a comparatively new member of the Faculty, I said. 'I am not sure whether Dean 
Tyler was appointed Dean for the time of the President's absence or whether the 
Trustees intended it to be a permanent appointment.' He answered promptly, 
'It is not at all important what the Trustees meant. Professor Tyler is now and 
always has been Dean of Smith College by the grace of God.' " 



Exchange of Students with Foreign C oun tries 



THE number of foreign graduates 
at Smith, determined as it is 
almost exclusively by the fellowships 
and assistantships available, is likely 



Barenne '33 (Dutch), and Lydia 
Overbosch '34 (Dutch), in the regu- 
lar undergraduate courses. Daisy 
Mattei, the present holder of the 




Graduate Students 

Pauline Barbe, Mingsin Tang, Hilde Schultze, 

Sybil Schreiber, Elvira Gancedo 



to vary from year to year only as the 
number of those tenable by foreign 
students increases or diminishes. It 
might have been expected that the 
number of foreign undergraduates, 
whose presence depends upon more 
accidental circumstances, such as the 
association of some member of their 
family with the College, or the resi- 
dence of relatives or friends in this 
part of New England, would fluctuate 
more widely. In the last few years, 
however, this number, too, has re- 
mained approximately the same, and 
in 1931-32 there are 16 students from 
abroad in residence at Smith and 1 
with the group of juniors in Spain. 
Of these, 7 have already been with 
us for one year at least: Molly Har- 
rower (English) and Tamara Dembo 
('Lithuanian) as research assistants in 
Professor Koffka's Psychological Lab- 
oratory; the other 5, Frances Hors- 
fall '33 (Bermudian), Daisy Mattei 
*33 (Porto Rican), Helen Nebolsine 
'.v^ (English), Charlotte Dusser de 



Undergraduate Students 

Wu-fei Liu, Giovanna Sodi, Elfrida Smith, 
Alexandra Meyendorff, Margaret Catty 



Latin-American Scholarship, wished 
to perfect her Castilian Spanish as a 
preparation for a career as teacher 
of the language, and obtained, through 
Miss Bourland's influence, an addi- 
tional scholarship which is enabling her 
to spend her junior year in Madrid. 

The other 10 students, whose pic- 
tures appear, entered college this year, 
5 as graduates, 5 as undergraduates. 
Of the 5 graduates, 3 are as usual 
exchange students from Continental 
countries, sent to us through the 
medium of the Institute of Interna- 
tional Education in correspondence 
with the various exchange services in 
Europe. Considerable interest has 
been shown by some of the young 
alumnae who spent their junior year 
in France in the arrival of the French 
student, Pauline Barbe, who is the 
daughter of one of their Paris host- 
esses, and made special application 
for a fellowship at Smith to study in 
the Department of Music. Made- 
moiselle Barbe is already an accom- 






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53 



plished pianist, but as much of the 
work in the history and theory of 
music is new to her, she hopes, if 
further scholarship aid is forthcoming, 
to remain two years in the department 
to complete the work for her Master's 
degree. 

The German student, Hilde 
Schultze, also received a very favora- 
ble introduction to Smith, though 
from a different source. So enthusias- 
tic were the last three German stu- 
dents over the opportunities offered 
them here that they all communicated 
with her, either personally or by let- 
ter, and gave her so valuable an initia- 
tion into American college life that 
she came with all her "problems of 
adjustment" solved in advance. 
Fraulein Schultze is a student of the 
College of Commerce in Berlin, to 
which she transferred after a year of 
study at Frankfurt University. She 
has elected courses in the departments 
of Economics and Government that 
correlate with the work she expects to 
continue there. 

The third exchange student, Elvira 
Gancedo, was chosen by Miss Eliza- 
beth Foster from a number of candi- 
dates who presented themselves in 
Madrid last spring. After a period of 
regular college work there she entered 
a library school, and, as she intends 
to resume this work on her return, she 
is devoting some time daily to the 
study of American library methods in 
addition to carrying courses in the 
Department of English. She hopes 
to complete her year in this country 
by a course in librarianship at Colum- 
bia Summer School. 

The other two foreign fellowships 
were awarded this year to Sybil 
Schreiber, an Oxford graduate, who is 
undertaking a piece of research in 
17th century literature under the di- 
rection of Miss Nicolson; and to 
Mingsin Tang, a graduate of Ginling 
College, and a sister-in-law of Ging 
San Chu, who graduated from Smith 



in June and was married a few days 
later to a Chinese student at Harvard. 
Mingsin Tang hopes to spend two 
years in this country, studying tor a 
Master's degree in sociology. Her 
fellowship at Smith will enable her to 
complete the first half of this work. 

One of the new foreign under- 
graduates, Wu-fei Liu, Is also Chinese. 
Wu-fei originally intended to spend 
four years at Smith, but finally de- 
cided to take her freshman year at a 
smaller college. She is thus entering 
as a transfer student from Rollins 
College, Florida. Alexandra Meyen- 
dorff, an Estonian student, enters as a 
junior. She hopes to work her way 
through her last two years of college, 
and to prepare herself for teaching by 
taking a major in education. Two of 
the freshmen are British subjects: 
Margaret Catty enters from an Eng- 
lish boarding school, though her par- 
ents have lived in the States for main 
years; Elfrida Smith's home is in 
Bermuda. The third freshman, Gio- 
vanna Sodi, a rosy-cheeked, flaxen- 
haired girl, is actually of Italian 
nationality and has been brought up 
in Italy, though, as her speech and ap- 
pearance betray, one of her parents is 
American. 

Three of last year's foreign grad- 
uates are still studying in this coun- 
try- Joyce Padwick (Oxford) holds 
a student-assistantship in English at 
the University of Wisconsin; Hilde 
Lyncker (German Exchange Student. 
1929-31) a student-assistantship in 
German at the University of Minne- 
sota; and Nadejda Zadoline (Swiss Ex- 
change Student, 1930-31), a similar 
position in French at the Connecticut 
College for Women. Dorotea Barnes. 
who held an exchange fellowship from 
Spain in the preceding year, working 
in the departments of Chemistry and 
Physics under the direction of Miss 
Mary Louise Foster and Miss Anslow. 
studied last year in the Sterling Chem- 
ical Laboratory at Vale. Her work 



54 



THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 



there on nucleic acid is being pub- 
lished by Dr. Coghill, and the depart- 
ment is allowing her to present it for 
the doctorate at the University of 
Madrid this autumn.* 

Through the cooperation of the 
Institute of International Education, 
we have been able this year to develop 
the other aspect of student exchange 
to an extent hitherto unprecedented. 
Two exchange fellowships and two 
scholarships have been awarded to 
recent graduates of Smith for study 
in Europe. Eleanor Mathesius '31 
(chairman of the Students' World 
Fellowship Committee in 1930-31), 
was elected by the German Exchange 
Service, partly in recognition of her 
help in bringing together American 
and European students at Smith, to 
a fellowship for the study of art in 
Munich; and Anna Berger '31, was 
awarded a tuition scholarship for the 
study of history, also in Munich. In 
consideration of the fellowship offered 
by Smith to Elvira Gancedo, the 
Spanish organization, which works on 
a basis of one-to-one exchange with 
American institutions, awarded a fel- 
low-hip for graduate study to Mary 
Peirce '26, who has accompanied Miss 
Bourland's group of juniors to Ma- 
drid. Leonora Cohen '30, who spent 
her junior year in Paris, has obtained a 
scholarship for study at the Sorbonne. 
Marjorie Lawson '30 held a Franco- 
American exchange scholarship at the 
University of Bonn last year, and has 
had this renewed for the present year. 
In addition, both the holders of the 
Alumnae Fellowships are using these 
for study in England this year: Eliza- 
beth Perkins at the University of 
London, where she is a candidate for a 
Ph.D. in history, Isabella Athey at 
Girton College, Cambridge, where she 
is beginning the two years' course for 
the English Tripos. Patricia Cassidy 
'26, who was aw r arded the Harriet 
Boyd Hawes Fellowship for the study 

♦See" We See by the Papers." page 39,forfurtherdata. 



of Greek, is using this at the American 
School in Athens. 

It is hoped that, as the junior 
groups in Europe become established, 
it may frequently be possible to in- 
terest the European exchange services 
in electing to their fellowships more 
advanced students from Smith who 
will associate themselves with these 
groups, as Eleanor Mathesius and 
Mary Peirce are doing at the present 
time, and who will help to bring their 
members into touch with the students 
of the country in which they are living. 
Mary Evelyn Clarke, Chairman. 

tJMeeting of the Trustees 

AT THE meeting of the Board of 
ii Trustees held on Oct. 16, the 
reports of the President, Treasurer, 
and other officers of the College were 
presented. 

It was voted to employ architects 
to make a survey and preliminary 
sketches for a possible group of dormi- 
tories to be erected somewhere be- 
tween the Methodist Church and 
Kensington Avenue. 

The following officers of the Board 
of Trustees were elected : 

President, William A. Neilson 
| Treasurer, George P. Hyde 

Secretary, Annetta I. Clark 

(The Vice-President, Mrs. Harriet B. Ford, 
was elected in June.) 

It was voted to establish the Vera 
Eee Brown Prize in History of fifty 
dollars, to be awarded for the best 
historical essay. The foundation is 
the gift of the family of a member of 
the Class of 1931. 

It was voted to change the condi- 
tions of the award of the two entrance 
prizes now offered, one for the best set 
of New Plan examinations and one for 
the best set of Old Plan examinations. 
In the future a first and second prize 
of S250 and S150, respectively, will be 
offered for the best set of entrance 
examinations regardless of the plan 
under which the candidates are 
entering. Annetta I. Clark. 



#ranbbaugljter£ of gmtitf) College 

41 Seniors 

60 Juniors 

68 Sophomores 

66 Freshmen 




Total 235 ^ 




Seniors (1932) 

Nancy T. Barker Miriam (Trowbridge) Barker 01 

Barbara Best Marjorie (Avres) Best 95 

Margaret Blake Margaret (Coe) Blake 07 

Ruth Brank Virginia (Cox) Brank 06 

Carolyn Chase Lena (Tyler) Chase 92 

Virginia Clutia Bessie (Dickinson) Clutia ex-04 

Elizabeth Cobb Mildred (Ford) Cobb 01 

Eileen Creevey Lucy (Ellsworth) Creevey 01 

Martha Dickinson Anna (Wilson) Dickinson 06 

Miriam Emerson Susan (Hood) Emerson 01 

Sally Fowler Elizabeth (Bush) Fowler ex-11 

Elizabeth French Helen (Cornell) French 98 

Harriet Gibbs Harriet (Lane) Gibbs 99 

Barbara Giles Ethelind (Ripley) ( '.iles 08 

Marcia H. Glidden Marcia (Shaw) Glidden 06 

Elizabeth Goodrich \nna I ( oyle) Goodrich ex-94 

Barbara Ritchie Honeyman Carlotta (Parker) Honeyman 03 

Betsy Knapp 1 larriet (Collin ) Knapp 03 

Eleanor A. Lamont Florence (Corliss) Lamont 93 

Agnes McLean Rosamond I Denison McLean 06 

Katherine Merrill Katharine (Lyall) Merrill ex-94 

Ann Miller Edith (Sinclair) Miller 08 

Ann Parker Katherine (Lahm I Parker 97 

Hazel E. Pike Hazel (Day) Pike 04 

Elisabeth \V. Plummer Deborah (Wiggin) Plummer ( > ( > 

Margaret T. Scott Ruth (Cowing Scott 07 

Agnes Shedd Agnes Jeffrey Shedd ( >7 

Elizabeth Sherry Lucretia Mr ea Sherry 02 

Helen Simpson Gertrude (Brown Simpsoi 

Louise Speir Edith (Vanderbilt Diamond 02 

Laurence Stapleton Frances (Purtill) Stapleton 

Marv Victoria Stevens Helen (Coburn Stevens "1 

Mary Tibbetts Myra (Thorndike I ibbetts 07 

Betty Harriet Tomlinson Eleanor Parsons] Tomlinson ex-04 

Mary Louise Walsh Grace (Hurley) Walsh 02 

Lydia C. Weare Lucy (Foster) Weare ex-00 

Emily Weidman Mary (Gallup I Weidman 06 

Madeleine Wilkinson Helen (Treadwell > Wilkinson 07 

Myrtle Williams Elizabeth (Clarke) Williams 05 

Jeanne Wilmarth Florence (Durgin ) Wilmarth ez-99 

Dorothy Young Grace (Mason) Young 02 



56 THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 

Juniors (1933) 

Victoria Avery Allen Blanche (Percy) Allen 92 

I lelen W. Barlow Helen (Allen) Barlow 03 

Phyllis Bascom Lucy (Tufts) Bascom 99 

Margaret Judd Beach Louise (Harris) Beach 01 

I lelen Bragdon Helen (Cobb) Bragdon 07 

Mary McLeod Brooks Maude (McLeod) Brooks 96 

Valeria Dean Burgess* Laura (Crane) Burgess 96 

I a net Holloway Cairns Josephine (Holloway) Cairns 04 

'( atharine Christie Ruth (Bigelow) Christie 05 

Pauline Clay Christie 

Dorothy Gilman Clark Julia (Gilman) Clark 96 

Frances Cobb Mildred (Ford) Cobb 01 

Janet Cobb 

Margaret Conklin Mary (Bent) Conklin 04 

Elizabeth Camp Coy Katherine (Rising) Coy 01 

Margery French Davis Anna (Paret) Davis 95 

Jane Ferris Julia (Bolster) Ferris 01 

1 lelen Josephine Fleming Elizabeth (Cole) Fleming 97 

Bertha Basnett Floyd Bertha (Basnett) Floyd 09 

Elizabeth Thacher Floyd Harriet (Goodwin) Floyd 00 

Elinor Whitney Fosdick Florence (Whitney) Fosdick 00 

Mary-Lucile Getchell * Edith (Ellis) Getchell 99 

Marjorie Frieda Ginsburg* Martha (Rafsky) Ginsburg ex-09 

Margaret Gordon Janet (Sheldon) Gordon 01 

May Gould Emilie (Creighton) Gould 04 

Marion Groezinger Evelyn (Catlin) Groezinger 05 

Roberta Bowers Hall Mary (Bowers) Hall 95 

Lenore Ella Hellman Helen (Schwab) Hellman ex-99 

Mary Agnes Hill Agnes (Richardson) Hill ex-94 

Frances Horsfall Lucy (Hastings) Horsfall 03 

Barbara Howard * Edith (Bond) Howard 04 

Eleanora Hutchinson Virginia (Mellen) Hutchinson 00 

Jerane Storrs Ibershoff Mary (Storrs) Ibershoff 96 

Lois Adelaide Jameson Adelaide (Burke) Jameson 02 

Dorothy Johnson Grace (Treadwell) Johnson 06 

Emily Joy Anne (Clark) Joy 02 

Margaret Joy " 

Frances Louise King Mary (Fish) King ex-12 

Anna Katharine Lacey Katharine (Woods) Lacey 07 

Elizabeth Lewis Alice (Jones) Lewis ex-03 

Mary Proal Lindeke Caroline (Saunders) Lindeke 01 

Helen Cecilia McDonough Helen (Monaghan) McDonough 04 

Ruth Nelson Macduff f Percy (Herrick) Macduff 09 

Janet Emerson McMullen Jane (Emerson) McMullen 01 

Mary Mignot May Ella (Burnham) May 05 

Cristal Morison Clara (Bradford) Morison 03 

Eleanor Newhall Maria (Hixon) Newhall 04 

Elizabeth Orr Susan (Orr) Abbott 09 

Catherine Phillips Elizabeth (Warnick) Phillips 02 

Belle Lupton Pike Belle (Lupton) Pike 04 

Peggy Pitman Elise (Astor) Pitman ex-12 

Anne Chittenden Pitts Edith (Suffren) Pitts 03 

Cora Stuart Ripley Edith (Wheeler) Ripley 96 

Emily Robinson Myrta (Booker) Robinson 03 

Helen MacLennan Ross Dagmar (Megie) Ross 05 

Anne Scofield Alice (Webber) Scofield 03 

Mary Stearns Elisabeth (Brown) Stearns 01 

Cornelia Tuttle Alice (Kidder) Tuttle 02 

Katrina Van Hook Edith (vom Baur) Van Hook 04 

Lucy Wright Elizabeth (McPherson) Wright 07 

Sophomores (1934) 

Janet Sheldon Adams Valborg (Smith) Adams 07 

Caroline Atkinson Caroline (Bacon) Atkinson ex-06 

( atherine Atwater Alice (Merriam) Atwater 08 

* In France for the year, 
t In Spain for the year. 



THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 57 

Olive B. Ballard Alice (Barker) Ballard 06 

Edith Bannon Edith (Leeds) Bannon 96 

Mary S. Barrows Genevieve (Scoficldi Barrows OS 

Annette Beals Rose (Fairbank) Beal 

Priscilla Beals Ella (Gaylord) Beals ex-04 

Flora Best Flora (Ra: I lesl 1 1 

Eleanor Bingham Ethel (Stetson Bingham 01 

Marion Blake Margaret (Coe) Blake 07 

Frances H. Blakeslee Edna (Day iBlakeslee OS 

Elizabeth Brindley Agnes (Mc< !ord) Brindle> 06 

Susanne Callahan Anna (Rogers) ( allahan 1 

Clara Carley Clara (McDowell) Carley 03 

Mary E. Case Helen (Tanney) ( ase 00 

Elizabeth Clark Rose (Guilfoil) Clark 05 

Julia B. Clark Julia (Bourland) (lark OS 

Margaret M. Clark Margaret (Holbrook) Clark ex 00 

Elizabeth G. Crofut Elizabeth (Ballard) Croful 07 

Margaret Ellen Downes Nellie (Brown) Downes 06 

Barbara Eaton Abby (Allen) Eaton 99 

Dorothy Fosdick Florence (Whitney) Fosdick 00 

Anne Froelick Katharine (Greenland) Froelick ex 02 

Mary Graves Eleanor (Goldthwait) ( Graves 99 

Jane Hall Mabel (Bathgate) Hall 07 

Katherine Hamburger Amy (Stein) Hamburger I 

Grace B. Hamilton Alice (Warner) Hamilton 03 

Carman Hart Adiene (Bergen) Hart 10 

Eleanor W. Hayden Elizabeth (Strong) Hayden 03 

Elisabeth Heuchling Mabel (Koch) Heuchling 07 

Jane Kelsey Florence (Low) Kelsey 97 

Rachel Kent Mary (Wilder) Kent 00 

Janet Krogh Jean (Greenough) Krogh 03 

Madeleine T. Leonard Emma (Tyler) Leonard 05 

Helen B. Little Edna (Hilburn) Little 1 1 

Julia C. McWilliams Carolyn (Weston I Mc\\ illiams 00 

Margaret L. Martin ■ Margaret (Buchwalter) Martin 03 

Virginia H. Mealy Caroline (Vanneman) Mealy 08 

Atheline Morton Miller Helen (Spencer) Miller ex-06 

Virginia B. Miller Olive (Beaupre) Miller 04 

Margaret Milne Fanchon (Hathaway) Milne ex- 13 

Rhoda Minkler Helen (Andrews) Minkler 09 

Dorothy Louise Minsch Neva (Reynolds) Minscfa 07 

Mary Hoag Moody Mary (Hoag) Moody 99 

Frances H. Morton Frances (Comstock) Morton 98 

Katherine Neuhaus Kate (Rice) Neuhaus ex-11 

Emily Olmsted Grace (Legate) Olmsted 03 

Harriet Palmer Rhoda (Stone) Palmer ex-05 

Frances E. Philbrick Grace (Mathews) Philbrick ( )7 

Ruth Potter Eleanor (Hotchkiss) Potter 01 

Helen E. Rayner Nellie (Tyler) Rayner ex- 12 

Mary R. Reed Katrina (Rodenbach) Reed 07 

Helen Richardson Helen (Peters) Richardson c\-<»l 

Madeleine Rowse Edith (Elwell) Rowse 00 

Amy C. Scott Ruth (Cowing) Scott 07 

Janet G. Smith Klara (Frank) Kempton 03 

Margaret Tilson Marguerite (North) Tilson 05 

Eleanor Tucker Eva (Forte) Tucker 99 

Margaret Wade Margaret (Silsbee) Wade 99 

Elizabeth B. Walton Helen (Davidson) Walton 08 

Sarah W T estcott Sophia (Burnham) Westcott 04 

Martha Wheeler Julia (Smith) Wheeler 02 

Virginia Whitney Eleanor (Brown I Whitney 05 

Virginia T. Whitnev Frances (Tavlorj Whitney 07 

Helen Marden Wild Louise (Marden ) Wild 10 

Eleanor Wilson Emma (Otis) Wilson 02 

Helen Woodhull Agnes (Patton) Woodhull 01 

Freshmen (1935) 

5 Constance S. Adams Margaret (Potter) Adams ex-04 

50 Jane B. Adams Florence (Bannard) Adams 05 

18 Alice Alexander Alice (Lynch) Alexander 99 



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32 Katharine M. Austin Katharine (Sewall) Austin 09 

9 Pauline L. Bartels Pauline (Becker) Bartels ex-05 

44 Mary Best Flora (Ray) Best 1 1 

25 Jane Bowker Elizabeth (Dickinson) Bowker 09 

30 Lois K. Bray Grace (Harlow) Bray 04 

11 Klizabeth J. Brehm Katherine (Bennett) Brehm 10 

34 Jane Bridgman Olive (Ware) Bridgman 04 

20 "Muriel Burr Muriel (Robinson) Burr 07 

23 Nancy \Y. Cair Elsie (Laughney) Carr 05 

13 Margaret B. Clark Eleanor (Linton) Clark 09 

8 Elaine S. Davis Martha (Westcott) Davis 12 

11 Elizabeth C. Dean Gertrude (Cooper) Dean 06 

64 Ruth O. Dean (stepdaughter) Margaret (Brearley) Dean 12 

17 Jane S. Dwire Janet (Schouler) Dwire ex- 11 

3 Marjorie L. Egbert Edith (Cowperthwaite) Egbert 08 

10 Marian R. Ewing Marian (Rumsev) Ewing 05 

40 Ruth M. Ferriss Edith (Piatt) Ferriss 02 

46 Esther C. Floyd Harriet (Goodwin) Floyd 00 

31 Anne Frame Maria (May) Frame ex-06 

59 Carol Goodrich Helen (Jeffers) Goodrich 10 

54 Henrietta C. Gray Henrietta (Seelye) Gray 98 

55 Margaret T. Green Helen (Tate) Green 07 

56 Barbara Hadley Alice (Faulkner) Hadley 06 

1 Marjorie C. Hall Mary (Bowers) Hall 95 

16 Eileen Halligan Mary (Ballard) Halligan ex-98 

28 Rose Hirschhorn Hannah (Scharps) Hirschhorn 06 

48 Elisabeth Howard Edith (Bond) Howard 04 

Barbara Hunt Janet (Roberts) Hunt 99 

6 Nancy W. Jackson Mary (Balch) Jackson 94 

Elizebeth B. Jager Margaret (Case) Jager ex-12 

19 Katherine B. Korrady Louise (Rowley) Korrady ex-11 

37 Mary C. Leake Mary (King) Leake 10 

35 Edith M. Logan Edith (Manning) Logan 10 

14 Anna B. McConnell Genevieve (Knapp) McConnell 97 

33 Helen Mclndoe Eda (Arkush) Mclndoe ex-12 

7 Elizabeth J. Miller Frances (Johnstone) Miller 10 

15 Kate R. Miller Casey (Geddes) Miller 07 

24 Beth E. Moore Bertha (Thresher) Moore 04 

51 Constance C. Morrow Elizabeth (Cutter) Morrow 96 

49 Elizabeth Newell Helen (Lincoln) Newell ex-04 

2 Elizabeth F. Nixon Josephine (Whitney) Nixon 09 

27 Chardonette Norris Edith (Pendleton) Norris ex-07 

53 Christine R. Palmer Vesta (Shoemaker) Palmer 03 

Louise Partridge Grace (Townshend) Partridge 07 

26 Constance Philbrick Vera (Booth) Philbrick 09 

43 Mary B. Plimpton Sophia (Opper) Plimpton 08 

57 Eleanor J. Poirier Leslie (Mitchell) Poirier 00 

38 Elizabeth Polk Anna (Crandall) Polk 09 

29 Elizabeth B. Potter Bertha (Bodwell) Potter 11 

42 Mary L. Robinson Marv (Wallace) Robinson 02 

,12 Hope A. Rockwell Natalia (Mindeleff) Rockwell ex- 10 

52 Elizabeth W. Sawyer Georgia (Pope) Sawyer 96 

41 Barbara Simpson Gertrude (Brown) Simpson 08 

45 Eliza A. Smith Ernestine (Failing) Smith 07 

Sara Smith Agnes (Slade) Smith ex-97 

47 Laura P. Strang Laura (Pratt) Strang 93 

60 Elizabeth R. Swift Katharine (Whitin) Swift 10 

4 Madeleine E. Tatton Madeleine (Becker) Tatton ex-12 

21 Mary C. Walton Helen (Davidson) Walton 08 

52 Alice L. Warren Margaret (Cushman ) Warren 10 

|S3 Elizabeth Whitney Frances (Taylor) Whitney 07 

36 Katherine Woodberry Amy (Smith) Woodberry 11 

39 S. Elizabeth Wyman (stepdaughter) Nancy (Hunt) Wyman 17 

Great-Granddaughters 
The mothers of these students did not come to Smith, so we are still waiting for a great- 
P"anddaughter in direct descent. 

Grandmothers 

Harriet P. Bissell Harriet (Warner) Palmer 79 

!2 Elizabeth L. Gamble Mary (Huggins) Gamble ex-82 



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The 'Bulletin "Board 



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BECAUSE the opening of college 
was postponed two weeks this 
year, activities are not yet in full 
swing and there is little news to record. 
This does not mean that the first week 
was not a busy time on the campus: 
during a five-day period College 
opened, the Trustees met, the Alum- 
nae Week-End "happened," and 
Freshmen Frolic was lived through! 

The President spoke at Vespers the 
first Sunday, using as his text Paul's 
words in I Thessalonians: "Prove all 
things, hold fast that which is good." 

The Smith College Concert Course 

will include the following: 

Fritz Kreisler, Nov. 7 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 10 
Myra Hess, pianist, Jan. 7 
Aquilar Lute Quartet, Jan. 25 
Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 17 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 29 
Margaret Matzenauer, contralto, Mar. 9 
Choral Concert, May 7 

There will be four concerts in the 
Chamber Music Series, as follows: 

English Singers, Nov. 1 1 

Brosa String Quartet, Dec. 2 

Perold String Quartet, Feb. 10 

Felix Salmond, violoncellist, Mar. 2 

Several members of the Depart- 
ment of Music, assisted by the Smith 
College String Quartet, gave a recital 
on the Sunday of Alumnae Week-End. 
and the Hampton Institute Quartet 
gave its annual program of negro 
spirituals on Oct. 21. 

lectures 
Professor Kennedy (Art) has given 
an illustrated lecture on "A Florentine 
Sculptor's Workshop in the 15th 
Century"; Mr. Harold Palmer, com- 
missioner of English education in 
Tokio, Japan, has talked on "Some 
Problems Connected with Teaching 
English in Japan." The College "lis- 



tened in" on the international evening 
planned for Alumnae Week-End al 
which Mr. Neilson presided anc 
Professor Fay was the guest speaker 
and we also had the privilege of hear- 
ing Dr. Wilfred Grenfell at an im- 
promptu talk in Graham Hall. 

Other l\[ews 

An Information Bureau has beer 
opened in College Hall. It is the first 
door to the left as one enters the 
building from the Grecourt Gates 
Mrs. Scales generously sacrificed a 
portion of her private office for this 
Bureau which is in charge of Louisa 
Billings of the Physics Department, 
assisted by Mary Apgar '31 and 
Elizabeth Tracy '30. Although the 
first days of college are the busiest, the 
Bureau will remain open throughout 
the year. This new office has greatly 
relieved the strain on the offices of the 
Registrar and the Warden, who were 
formerly responsible for giving out 
information to newcomers. 

During the summer less refurbishing 
of the campus houses was done than 
usual, but sound-proof ceilings were 
put into Jordan, Cushing, and Dewey 
houses; the first floors of Dewey, Hub- 
bard, and Parsons were repapered; 66 
Paradise Road was fitted up as an 
undergraduate house and 30 Belmont 
as a graduate house. 

The main drive on the campus was 
widened two feet, thereby "increasing 
by two feet the pedestrian's chance for 
survival," as the President said. 

The Museum of Art. — Professor 
Kennedy's photographs (see page 14) 
were on exhibition from Oct. 13 to 
Oct. 25. Through the courtesy of the 
Xew York City Art Center, an ex- 
hibit of 36 textile designs by Leon 
Bakst have also been on exhibition. 
These designs, whose motifs have been 
taken from the North American In- 
dian, the Aztec, and the Peruvian 
pottery, beadwork, textiles, and carv- 
ing, are studied by the classes in design. 



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^Departmental 7\[otes 

PRESIDENT NEILSON during the 
last week in October spoke at 
Milton Academy on "What to Expect 
of a College Education," attended a 
meeting of the American Russian 
Institute in New York, attended a 
meeting of the Cooperative Bureau for 
Women Teachers in New York, and 
went to the conference of the Five 
Colleges at Mount Holyoke. On 
Sunday, Nov. 8, he will speak in the 
Jones Library, Amherst, under the aus- 
pices of the Amherst Post of the 
American Legion, and on the next 
Sunday for the Springfield Rotary 
Club on "International Relations." 

Dean Nicolson will start on a west- 
ern lecture tour on Nov. 1. She will 
address various Smith groups, schools, 
colleges, and Parent-Teacher associa- 
tions throughout the country, as well 
as the A. A. U. W., on "The Trend in 
Modern Colleges," with special refer- 
ence to the part Smith College is play- 
ing in new educational movements. 

Among the colleges she will visit are 
'Mills, Scripps, and the University of 
! California. A second topic of address 
will be "The Romance of Scholarship." 

English. — "Salesmanship," a short 
1 story by Professor Mary Chase which 
won the Pictorial Review prize, July, 
1930, and then was published in the 
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize 
Stories for 1930, has again received 
'such a high rating that it is to be 
I reprinted in the collection for 1931, 
though heretofore only the prize- 
winning story has been included in any 
previous volume of this series. 

Hygiene and Physical Educa- 
tion. — Professor Dorothy Ainsworth 
'was the speaker at the annual meeting 
|of the Boston Field Hockey Assn., 
INov. 9. 

See page 63 for additional news of 
|the Faculty. 

For Faculty Publications see 
page 69. 

Appointments. — There are 47 new 



members of t he Faculty. There were 

no full professors appointed. A bio- 
graphical sketch of the three associate 
professors with pictures appears in 
another column. 

Alumnae will be interested to hen 
of the marriage of Dr. Everett Brady, 
for many years head of the Depart- 
ment of Latin. Dr. Brady was mar- 
ried during the summer to the sister 
of the late Mrs. Brady. 

Miss Natalie Gifford, formerly of 
the Department of Greek, was mar- 
ried in August to William F. \\ van. 
professor of Greek at Tufts College. 

Undergraduate l\[eu>s 

FOR the entrance examination prize 
winners see page 45. 

Athletics. — The Physical Educa- 
tion Bulletin, issued for the first time 
this fall, is the pride and joy of A. A. 
It is a 26-page pamphlet in which are 
set forth in text and line cuts the 
whole system of health service at 
Smith. The Doctor's Office, hygiene 
courses, and all the sports are de- 
scribed in detail; and there is a 
delectable full page map, executed by 
Hester Hoffman '17, in which the 
equipment for physical education is 
pictured so alluringly that it is hard 
to see how the most bookish under- 
graduate can resist the Call of the 
Fields. On the cover is a pencil 
drawing of the lovely doorway of the 
Scott Gymnasium that invites you to 
enter both the Gymnasium itself and 
the Bulletin describing its oppor- 
tunities. In short, if the lady doctor 
who wrote the article decrying the 
lack of attention paid to health in 
colleges for women had known her 
Smith, the article could never have 
been written! 

The Lamont Bridge and the New 
Field were dedicated Oct. 17. 

A Smith College hockey squad 
played the Scottish Hockey Team on 
the new field, Oct. 21. The Scottish 
team won by a score of 1 7-0. 



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the smith alumnae quarterly 




They Went Down Before the Scotch 



Student Government. — Revised 
Student Government rules for this 
year allow an additional smoking pe- 
riod in the college houses right after 
breakfast; and smoking is to be al- 
lowed in Northampton tea houses at 
all hours, provided an order is served. 
This year there will be Saturday night 
dinner-dancing at the Hotel North- 
ampton. Driving after dark is also a 
new privilege. The house register 
must be signed, however. 

Other News. — Russian is offered 
for the first time this year as an ele- 
mentary language course. Twelve 



students have enrolled. At present 
the course is given only at Columbia, 
Harvard, and Smith. 

A new ruling for freshmen (an- 
nounced last spring) makes class 
attendance compulsory, with the priv- 
ilege of as many cuts in a course as 
there are semester hours for that course. 

Freshman Frolic was held in the 
Scott Gymnasium on Oct. 17. 

The Honor Roll from the Class of 
1934, consisting of students who main- 
tained an average of B or higher for 
the academic year 1930-31, is given 
below. Alumnae will note that the 




Acme Neivspictures Inc. 

Elbanob Lamont '32 and the President Play Leading R6les 

Elinor Fosdick '33 and Dorothy Ainsworlh are at the President's left 



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63 



randdaughters made a fine showing. 

^here are 8 granddaughters (or 23.5% 

f the 34 honor students) on the list. 

"his is an unusually high percentage, 

here being only 5.3% of the entire 

lass of 647 who received such high 

cholastic marks. 

Catherine At water,* Mary Bentley, Lemma 

loice, Frances Brown, Mary Case,* Georgine 

)essart, Elsie Elfring, Eleanor Ernst, Ange- 

na Feo, Ellen Foot, Dorothy Fosdick,* 

iosalind Grosberg, Eve Harris, Carman 

riart,* Eleanor Hayden,* Mary Henle, 

Margaret Humm, Jean Johnston, Mabelle 

Kale, Jane Kelsey,* Jane McWhinney, 

Katharine Moos, Frances Morton,* Hester 

Mount, Mary Murphy, Helen Richardson,* 

Rosalind Sadoff , Mary Shields, Adele Shiman, 

Leona Steward, Mary Taylor, Amarie Whit- 

ters, Gladys Williams, Elizabeth Woodward. 

There are 65 seniors on the Dean's 
List, which is figured on the basis of 
grades for the entire year 1930-31. 
The following 9 granddaughters are 
on the senior list : f 

Barbara Best, Ruth Brank, Eileen Creevey, 
Elizabeth French, Elizabeth Goodrich, Agnes 
McLean, Hazel Pike, Elizabeth Plummer, 
Elizabeth Sherry. 

The Dean explained that the names 
of seniors working under Special 
Honors do not appear on the Dean's 
List because the whole scheme of 
special honors is an attempt to get 
away from a regular marking system. 
It goes without saying that nearly the 
entire group is doing Dean's List 
work and therefore the Quarterly 
appends a list of the Special Honors 
seniors who are granddaughters.! 

Elizabeth Cobb, Margaret Blake, Betsy 
Knapp, Laurence Stapleton, Betty Tomlinson. 

Among the 78 juniors on the Dean's 
List there are the following 19 grand- 
daughters :f 

\ aleria Burgess, Janet Cairns, Catharine 
Christie, Frances Cobb, Janet Cobb, Eliza- 
beth Floyd, Elinor Fosdick, Marjorie Gins- 
burg, Marion Groezinger, Frances Horsfall, 
Barbara Howard, Eleanora Hutchinson, 
Jerane Ibershoff, Lois Jameson, Helen Mc- 
Donough, Belle Pike, Anne Pitts, Mary 
Stearns, Katrina Van Hook. 

* Girls whose names are starred are the daughters 
of alumnae. For mothers' names see "Smith Grand- 
daughters," page 57. 

tFor mothers' names see "Smith Granddaughters." 
page 55. 



I 



With the 34 Bophomores, whose 
names were given on the Freshman 
Honor Roll, there are a total of 177 
students on the Dean's List this year. 

"We See by the Foreign Tapers 19 

\ the London Musical Times of 
Sept. 1, we read concerning the 
participation of Professor Roy Welch 
in the Anglo-American Conference al 

Lausanne last July: 

. . . The business of the sections nrafl COD 
ducted in each case by joint chairmen, one 
English and one American. ... It cheered 
some of us to find what a splendid American 
chairman of this [Appreciation of Musii 
tion we had in Professor Roy D. Welch, a man 
after the British heart, and one of the moat 
attractive speakers and thinkers I have ever 
met. His book on "The Appreciation of 
Music" (Harpers) is likely to be widely read 
here, after these Lausanne contacts. 

rAST summer Professor Ralph Har- 
-J low was Director of the Inter- 
national Students' Union in Geneva. 
Senor de Madariaga has directed this 
session in the past but he is now 
Ambassador from Spain to the United 
States and the honor fell on Mr. 
Harlow, and thus vicariously on Smith 
College. The Union was started by a 
Smith woman, Maude Miner Hadden 
'01, who in 1924 invited 18 student- of 
6 different countries for weekly dis- 
cussions on world problems. There 
are now yearly more than 500 students 
from some 45 countries. 

The aim of the Union, Mr. Harlow 
says, is to develop "world minded - 
ness." By so doing it hopes not only 
to work towards the prevention ot war 
but also towards a richer fruitfulness 
of peace. Last summer. Eileen 
O'Daniel '32 held one of the 1 2 scholar- 
ships given to student- of American 
colleges. Helen Kirkpatrick '31 won 
the only fellowship. She is secretary 
of the Union and with Mile. V. Balmer, 
executive secretary, worked with Mr. 
Harlow. He tells us that the general 
attitude of the students in the dis- 
cussions of world depression and di>- 
armament is distinctly pessimistic. 



3n jflemortam 
'Dwight Whitney JMorrouu 

Died October 5, 1931 

WHEN word came of the sudden passing of Dwight Morrow, we of 
Smith College mourned the loss of a personal friend. Since his 
Amherst days Mr. Morrow has known Smith College: his wife and his 
three daughters own it as their Alma Mater, and he has again and again 
contributed with great generosity to its enterprises — contributed not only 
his money but his wealth of affectionate service. Close upon the thought 
of our personal grief came the realization that with his death the cause of 
women's education had lost one of its most inspiring advocates. We 
recalled his confession of faith set forth at the dinner given by the Seven 
Colleges in Boston last April : 

At some period during the last half century the women's colleges have become plaintiffs 
instead of defendants. They come to you tonight proud and rightly proud of their 
accomplishments. They do not ask for aid because of their weakness, but because of 
their strength. They ask for aid in order that they may the better do the great task that 
society is throwing upon them. It is not to defend them that I am here tonight. It is 
to add my own testimony to the maintenance of their bill of complaint. I come as a 
witness for the plaintiffs. . . . The unit of civilization has always been the family. 
Whatever the form of the governments, or the laws, or the constitutions that we create 
for ourselves, it will be true in the future as it has been true in the past that the mother of 
the family will be the first teacher of the boys as well as of the girls. Does it need any 
arguments to convince you that the education of that mother, if only for the benefit of the 
men and women that are to be, is of supreme importance to the State and to civilization? 

When Mr. Morrow made his will he proved that those were no idle 
words, for he gave $200,000 each to Amherst, his own college, and to 
Smith, the college of his wife and their daughters. The New York Herald 
Tribune, quick to appreciate the significance of his gift, published an 
editorial from which we quote: 

Friends of women's colleges who know their great need of endowments in comparison 
with men's colleges take heart at such even-handed bequests as those of the late Dwight 
W. Morrow. ... It is an exceptional parity of benefactions and a chivalrous one, 
characteristic of the donor. It may be recalled that the original endowment of Smith by 
the will of Miss Sophia Smith was only $100,000 larger than Mr. Morrow's gift to the 
college. If the women's colleges are to receive their share of financial support it must 
come largely through men's assistance, for the alumnae as a body have not great means at 
their command. The high quality of the women's institutions, their splendid service to 
education and the enrichment of life are continually praised, yet sizable gifts and legacies 
to them by prosperous masculine well-wishers have been few. Mr. Morrow's example is 
most welcome, as it may set others thinking that the neglect of the women's colleges 
should be repaired. 

Mindful as is all the country of its bereavement in the loss of Dwight 
Whitney Morrow, whose mind and spirit were dedicated to the service of 
this "bewildered and bewildering world," we of Smith College pay our 
tribute to him in the role in which he himself was proud to stand — a 
witness for the women's colleges as they seek to do the better "the task 
that society is throwing upon them." E. N. H. 




^An Uneducated Quest at 
Juniper Xjodge^ 

"A X70ULD you like to drive with me to 
* * Juniper Lodge tomorrow? There is 
to be a lunch there for all Smith College 
women. Even if you don't belong to that 
category I don't think you'd find it dull." 
Mabel M . . . . had come up behind me on the 
wharf on our New Hampshire lake. She 
added, " But you need not stay around for the 
speeches. You can take a book and go off 
under a tree." A drive through the lovely 
mountainous country with a book under a 
tree brought me to an affirmative answer. 
The following morning we were off. I 
ventured at a moment when I was not lost in 
the beauty of the scene, "What is Juniper 
Lodge?" The answer gave me the following 
facts: Juniper Lodge is a vacation house for 
graduate students or alumnae of Smith 
College. It was the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
James Bronson Reynolds. The gift was 
designed as a memorial to his wife, Florence 
Dike Reynolds, a student at Smith in the 
eighties. The property was left to her college 
with a provision that women students in the 
graduate department at Yale (Mr. Reynolds's 
own university) should also be allowed to 
enjoy it. 

" Private Road to Juniper Lodge." In and 
up we turned over the red crackling pine 
needles, while above towered the tall pines, 
hemlocks, and spruces through which the 
noonday sun splashed golden. Perhaps ten 
minutes on this winding ever ascending road, 
while each moment seemed more like a fairy 
forest, as in Peleas and Melisande, brought 
us to an opening and almost at once to a house 
—Juniper Lodge, for the growth about it and 
the coloring of the house itself like ripe juniper 
berries could mean nothing else. 

In the doorway stood the Head of the 
1 louse, formerly in charge of one of the campus 
houses at Smith. A welcoming hand was 



stretched toward us, and into t h i^ fair) 
palace we were drawn — to see it, I should 
think, just as it was lived in by Mr. and Mr-. 
Reynolds, with their spirit still there. As we 
entered the hall, with living-room and dining- 
room extending in spacious comfort at either 
side, a line of Tennyson came into my mind, 
and I expected to discover that 

". . . here and there on lattice edncs hi y 
Or book or lute ..." 

What I did see were treasures of the Last and 
West. Japanese paintings of great age and 
value, Italian pewter candlesticks on the 
refectory table, hand-wrought swordhilts 
studding the staircase wall below panels of tile 
which would have been jade elsewhere, but 
here were juniper; silver of several New Eng- 
land generations — but to go on would sug- 
gest a museum catalogue. But the objets 
d'art had been domesticated by Mr. and Mrs. 
Reynolds and blended with their setting by a 
home-making alchemy until the effect was 
harmony, and simplicity as well. 

Through a wide window banked with 
juniper could be seen a triptych of the Sand- 
wich Range. From the terrace without we 
looked down through a clearing in the forest t < • 
Lake Chocorua, reflecting the fieeey clouds 
of the summer sky. Beyond again \\a> the 
great mountain which shares its name with 
the lake. 

Here we lunched on nectar and wild honey, 
or so I seem to remember it, for by this time 
I had entirely left the real world and was 
living a fairy dream. On the terrace, about 
75 women, mostly Smith College, gathered, 
graduate students from foreign universities 
scattered amongst them. Talk ran swiftly. 
They all appeared young, and yet when I 
looked more closely there were many gray 
heads. They were all young again because 
they were happy among their comrades. 
Each understood the other. Then question- 
came crowding into my mind, practical ques- 
tions pushing insistently into this fairy scene. 



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At this moment my next-door neighbor began 
id answer my unspoken queries. I realized 
that she could not bear to let me think that 
Juniper Lodge wasjusl beauty without a real 
background. 

" I he cook .uul her assistant are the onl) 
servants. The guests attend to the other 
work, alter which the house is quiet until one 
o'clock for those wishing to study undisturbed. 
The rest of the day we spend in climbing, 
bathing, canoeing, tennis, and making friendly 
contacts with neighbors. When an alumna 
drives in with her car, great is the rejoicing 
as it means long excursions exploring the 
country. Some of us always go to the little 
church in our village on Sundays. We want 
to keep up the Reynolds's traditions in every 
way." 

I broke in, " But this cannot run on good will 
alone. There must be some financial basis?" 

"I was just corning to that part. The 
Smith College alumnae raised an endowment 
of $30,000 which was added to the original gift 
of $20,000, thus solving the financial problem. 
This endowment enables the price of board to 
be kept down to $10 a week. Some 'fellow- 
ships' for those who need the rest without the 
financial burden of even that sum are avail- 
able." 

A young woman near, speaking with a 
delightful foreign accent, interrupted, "And 
the meals are too wonderful; the farm with its 
fresh vegetables makes us all eat too much. 
It's no place in which to grow thin! Here at 
Juniper Lodge I have come nearer to knowing 
America and American women than I ever 
did before." 

Someone was standing up against the wall 
of the house commanding attention and 
silence. "Dean Xicolson will speak to us for 
a few moments, as Mr. Xeilson could not be 
with us today." My uneducated idea of a 
dean was a middle-aged woman in a tweed 
suit and horn-rimmed spectacles. Hut to my 
amazement a young creature dressed in a 
piece of the blue sky from above, with fair 
hair bound with a fillet to match, rose and 
with great humor gave us her message of 
immediate facts about the College. I was 
filled with wonder. Following this fairy dean 
came a few words from a Smith alumna mar- 
ried to a German professor living now in 
Vienna. She gave us pictures of foreign 

University women. One or two more short 

addresses followed. Then the spokeswoman 

of the party said. "Now we will hear Miss 

Clark in a monologue." The President's 



secretary gave us a conversation between 
herself and a beauty specialist that sent us all 
into fits of laughter. Ruth Draper should 
look to her laurels! "And now," said the 
spokeswoman again, "if you will turn to the 
greensward Miss Mason and Miss Caveraq 
will dance." Our shouts must have been 
heard on the summit of Chocorua. Never 
did I see anything so good and funny. 

There followed a buzz of voices, people were 
shaking hands. I found myself in our car 
again driving down the "Private Road to 
Juniper Lodge." 

Had I dreamed it all? What had college 

taught them — joy! And yet 

" Though ignorance is bliss 
"Tis jolly to be wise ..." 

so thought the uneducated guest. 

Elizabeth Walton 



<lAu ^Answer to "How to 
Tame a Shrew" 

I WONDER if "T"* ever stopped to 
realize the difficulties which confront the 
manager and director of a Senior Play. In 
years past this tradition, for such it is, has 
proven to be a great deal of work and, in the 
majority of cases, a financial loss. The Class 
of 1931, while not so free a lance as to tamper 
with Shakespeare, decided that "The Taming 
of the Shrew " would afford many opportuni- 
ties for amusement for the parents as well as 
for the actors, since after all that was the 
original idea in giving a Commencement play. 
And since this is definitely a Senior Class 
production, the roles are played by the talent 
available, which means that some women take 
male parts. 

It seems extraordinary to me that "T' 
suggests doing away with a "compromise be- 
tween tradition and the pressure of modern 
life." Is not that the only solution or must 
we be absolute radicals and forget entirely 
about traditions and precedents? We chose 
the former as a means to satisfying various 
desires. The lines were cut in places to com- 
ply with certain restrictions laid upon us. 
while the acting and setting were carried out 
in line with our own ideas of the Shakespearian 
masterpiece. 

In 1 ( ).M, members of the Senior Class were 
extraordinarily busy; this doubtless was caused 
by the "new curriculum and pressure ol 
modern life." Hence rehearsals were diffi- 

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67 



cult, but we thought sufficient to get the pro- 
duction well in line. In fact, fori Ik- majority 

ol onlookers, it seemed .1 surprisingly good 
result of hard work with entireh inexpe 
rienced amateurs, rather than am attempt .it 
a finished performance. 

At any rate, the Senior Class and parents 
were satisfied and pleased, and that was the 
main objective, with the added achievement 
of clearing enough money to pay for two partial 
scholar ships. Surely no one could say this 
was unsuccessful! 

Julia B. Quirk '31, 
Manager of the Senior Play 

We &U on WW Rogers 

"We" are Marguerite (North) Tilson '05, 
her husband, John Q. Tilson, Republican 
leader of the House of Representatives, and 
their three children. — Editor's Note. 

SOMEWHAT ashamed that our children 
had seen much of Europe and little of their 
own country, we decided to motor west. 
Five of us in a five-passenger car. Five suit 
cases in the rear, numerous articles such as a 
movie camera and thermos bottles grouped 
around our feet. It was midsummer and hot 
and sand storms in the desert; at Las Vegas 
where the temperature was 126° we fairly 
lapped up lemonade and ice tea, but these in- 
conveniences and discomforts just added to 
the adventure. We drove into Los Angeles at 
dawn and right clown to the ocean. 

We had had many thrills and delightful 
experiences along the way, but one of the 
biggest events of the West was luncheon 
with Mr. Mayer of the Metro-Goldwin-Mayer 
Studios, and an introduction into movie land. 
It was all so enchanting that we could have 
stayed indefinitely if we hadn't had an invita- 
tion from Will Rogers to come on out and see 
his ranch. We had a surprisingly difficult 
time finding the place, directions and instruc- 
tions were so vague. Even when we got there 
we were not sure of the place until we had 
rung the bell and summoned a butler who 
looked very sad when he told us he didn't 
believe Mr. Rogers was expecting visitors, 



as lie Wafl ll|) in the tonal roping hi 

That was jusl the way we hoped to find him, 
so we were delighted I I" but l< r mounted 

-•Mi running board to direi t ua \> tli< • orral 
we found not onlj "Will" but Mi-. Ziegfield 
(Billie Burke) and herdaughter. Fhe daugh 
ter, a lovely looking girl in her teens, was 

perched high on the feme of tin- < orral. 
"Will" was in overalls and jusl tin- Bame as 
you see him on sta^e or screen. I le offered to 
let our girls ride his horse back to the stable, 
but they didn't feel suitably clothed to at- 
tempt it. It seemed fitting that we should 
start our visit at the stable end, where there 
seemed to be enough horses for a riding 
academy, and gorgeous saddles and bridles of 
all descriptions. 

"Will" pointed to his younger son up in a 
cage on a dummy horse practicing polo shots. 
Mrs. Rogers and daughter had gone to I lono- 
lulu and "Will" was having a big time with 
carpenters doing the place over to surprise 
them on their return. He told us how he had 
had to vacate the place at Beverly llill> all 
because the daughter wanted a bathroom ad 
joining her room. Carpenters and plumbers 
had hacked away and so demolished the plai e 
that he just came to the conclusion it would 
be more satisfactory and economical to simply 
leave the ruins and start anew. Certainly 
nothing could be more lovely than the ranch 
on the edge of the coast range overlooking the 
ocean. A huge window of plate glass to take 
in this view was Flo Ziegfield 's idea even to the 
shrubbery planted around it, including a large 
tree which had been bodily transplanted. 

Close to the ranch house and a little below 
it, was the polo ground used as a fairway by 
golfing friends. Bobby Jones, when visiting 
the Rogerses was told that the best of folks 
just cleared that green spot. Bobby took a 
long breath, heaved mightily, and went over, 
a drive of 325 yards. It never had been done 
before. 

We hated to tear ourselves away from this 
delightful humorist with his cordial and 
friendly welcome, but needs must when a 
schedule drives — even so flexible a schedule as 
ours. Marguerite North Tilsoh 



Registration of Women 9 s C°U e g es 

Fl RNTSHED BY COURTESY OF THEIR OFFICES OF REGISTRATION 

THERE are at Smith College 1932 undergraduates and 102 graduate students; Mount 
Holyoke, 983 undergraduates, 37 graduate students; Bryn Mawr. 385 undergradu 
106 graduate students; Connecticut, 569 undergraduates; Pennsylvania College for Women. 
273 undergraduates; Radcliffe, 774 undergraduates, 235 graduate students Vassar, 1142 
undergraduates; Wellesley, 1488 undergraduates, 60 graduate students. 




ESLPETH ("A*Brief for Sentimentality," 
page 6) is in real life Beth MacDuffie 
O'Halloran '20. She is the author of very 
many altogether delightful poems, some of 
which are included in her volume, "Strange 
Truth," and some of which we come upon in 
The New Yorker or other magazines or, likely 
enough, reprinted in the daily papers. She is 
at present a free lance with her pen — entirely 
too free, she says! — and is teaching English, 
poetry mostly we think, at the MacDuffie 
School in Springfield, and in evening classes 
also. We are fortunate to have her as a 
member of the Board for this year. And, by 
the way, she contributes art as well as essays, 
for the decorative initial is hers, and she did 
page 97 with a mere turn of the wrist. 

Frances Bradshaw Blanshard '16 ("Some 
Current Trends in Education," page 9) is 
Dean of Women at Swarthmore College and a 
close student of the subject about which she 
writes so authoritatively. She has her Master's 
Degree in philosophy from Columbia, and be- 
fore going to Swarthmore studied at Oxford, 
taught at Wellesley, and assisted her husband 
in logic at the University of Michigan. Dr. 
Brand Blanshard was one of the Rhodes 
scholars invited to Swarthmore to introduce 
the Oxford Tutorial system; he is this year 
visiting professor in philosophy at Columbia. 

Elizabeth Sherry '32 very graciously con- 
sented to let us print her prize essay, "Some 
Religious Problems of a College Student" 
(page 17). Miss Sherry is majoring in Reli- 
gion and Biblical Literature; lives in Law- 
rence House; and is the daughter of Lucretia 
Hayes) Sherry '02. 

Mrs. Day (Elizabeth Lewis '95), who 
writes " Progressive Methods in the Secondary 
School" (page 23), has sent so many girls to 
Smith College that she has a perfect right to 
expound her views on educational methods. 
" Mrs. Day's School" is in New Haven. Her 
daughters, Margaret and Ellen, are graduates 
in '26 and '31, respectively. 

"A Star Cluster in the Professional Firma- 
ment " page -'(>i was written by an alumna as 



young as most of the stars of whom she 
writes, Eloise Barrangon '28. Last year 
she was secretary to the editor of the Q\ ut- 
terly but the lure of the University Player! 
in West Falmouth was greater than her love 
of editing, and she spent the summer doing 
publicity work and "odd jobs" for them. 
This fall she is assistant to the Director of the 
Auditorium Players in Rochester. 

Louise Bronson West '02 (" Meet Smith in 
Southern California," page 32) is the very one 
we do not meet in reading her article. We 
wish someone would tell us about her; we 
know that she is interesting, and we are sure 
that she is busy, for every time we want news 
of Southern California we ask her for it and 
she sends it immediately — only busy people 
cooperate so fully! Miss West suggests that 
other localities hold a reception for the benefit 
o* the Quarterly, and we second the motion. 
Elizabeth Foster is Associate Professor of 
Spanish, and Helen Peirce '21, Assistant 
Professor of Spanish. Miss Foster saw the 
pioneer group of Juniors through the Revolu- 
tion and Miss Peirce sailed with the second 
group and initiated them, at Santander, into 
the year. Both are back on the campus and 
write of their adventures on pages 36 and 37. 
" W T e See by the Papers " (page 39) was com- 
piled by Katharine Woodward '85. In 
asking her to put pen to paper we only made 
good our words to her when she "retired" 
from active service to the College in 1930. 
We told her she simply couldn't do it! 

The Quarterly is greatly indebted to 
Professor Robert Collins of the Department of 
Geology for reducing and simplifying the map 
of the site of the proposed alumnae building 
(page 71). Mr. Collins is the husband of 
Phebe Ferris '23. 

We rejoice once more in our student group 
of contributors: Catherine Lewerth '33, 
who writes "The Note Room" (page 48) the 
while she does Special Honors in English; 
Nancy Carr '33, who compiles "The Bulletin 
Board," and our artists, Elinor Fosdick '33, 
Mary Bowman and Joy Stilson '32. 





Current Publications 

Compiled by 

Frances Reed Robinson 1928 



Faculty 'Publications 

Arvin, Newton Cooper of Cooperstown 

(rev.), in New Republic, Sept. 16 — The 
Brown Decades (rev.), in Forum, ( )< i . 

Becker, Howard A Practical Mental 
Health Program, with Special Reference to 
the Mental 1 [ygiene of Childhood and to the 
Local Community, in Psyche, Oct., 1931 
Prozesse der Sakularisation, in Kolner 
Yierteljahrshefte fur Soziologie, X, 2 (1931) — 
(with David K. Bruner) Attitudes Toward 
Death and the Dead, in Mental Hygiene, 
Oct., 1931— (with David K. Bruner) Les 
origines de l'animisme, in Revue Internation- 
ale de sociologie, Nov. 1931. 

BiXLER, J. S. Immortality and the Present 
Mood (the Ingersoll Lecture). Cambridge 
Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1931— A 
Phenomenological Approach to Religious 
Realism, chapter in "Religious Realism," 
ed. by D. C. Macintosh. X. V.: The 
Macmillan Co., 1931. 

Crook, Margaret B. Some Cultural Prin- 
ciples in Hebrew Civilization, in Journal of 
Biblical Literature, Part 3 — The Bible as 
Literature (reviews), in Christian Leader, 
Aug. 1. 

Foster, Mary Louise Progress of Higher 
Education for Women in Spain, in Journal 
of the A. A. U. W.,Oct. 

Kirstein, Mina S. '18 (Mrs. Curtiss) No 
Boswell (rev.), in Hound and Horn, Oct- 
Dec. 

Neilson, W. A. Introduction to "Years of 
Building," by Caroline A. Vale. X. Y. : 
The Dial Press, 1931. 

Orion, William The Challenge to Israel, in 
Harpers, Nov. 

Smith College School for Social Work 
Smith College Studies in Social Work. 
Vol. II, No. 1, Sept. 1931. 

WiTHiNGTON, Robert On the Sixth Sense, 
in Harvard Graduates' Magazine, Sept. 

^Alumnae Tub licat ions 

Appleton, Helen L. '08 (Mrs. Read) A 
Xew Architecture, in Vogue, Oct. 1 A Visit 

to the Studio of Charles Despiau, in 
Creative Art, Oct. 
tBEAUPRE, Olive K. '04 (Mrs. Miller) New 
Nations: Vol. HI of My Book of History. 
Chicago: The Bookhouse for Children. 

tin Alumnae Collection. 



Botsford, Elizabeth ' 2 n Highjinka in the 

Sagebrush, in Spur, Vug. 
(111 R( Nll.L.I rERTRl DE I I. '99 Mi-. \\ "liil m-\ 
tSunday Symphony, in Stratford Magazine, 
Oct; (with George Churchill Whitney) 
Brief Historj of Methuen, in Methuen 
Transcript, weekly, lime ( ». i . 1931. 
Daskam, Josephine I). ,( >s (Mrs. Bacon 
fLuck of Lowry. \. Y.: Longmans, 
Green & Co., 1931 The Cosmetic Campus, 

in Woman's Home Companion, Sept. 
Dutton, Maude B. '03 (Mrs. Lynch 

Conscripted Children, in Atlantic Monthly, 

Aug.; reprinted in Reader's Digest, < K t . 
Foster, Sheila '09 (Mrs. Allen) The 

Swimmer at Night, in Woman's Press, July. 
h raxkforter, Alice S. '20 fLxpatriat V. in 

New Yorker, Aug. 8 — Benjy, in New Yorker, 

Aug. 22. 
fFuLLER, Eunice '08 (Mrs. Barnard I Pursu- 
ing Knowledge the World Oxer, in 

York Times Magazine, July 26. 
Guvor., Louise P. '23 (Mrs. Owen) Vir- 

tuosa: A Book of Verse. New Haven: Naif 

Univ. Press, 1930. (Yale Series of Youi 

Poets.) 
Greene, Rina Mm in. '03 New Enelander, 

in "Top o' the Morning" column of Boston 

Herald, July 31. 
Hastings, Mary W. '05 (Mrs. Bradley) The 

Show-Down, in Ladies' Home Journal, < >< i . 
Hawkins, Ethel W. '01 (rev.) in Atlantic 

Monthly, Sept. 
Irwin, Ri th E. '22 (Mrs. Rex) We Worship. 

N. V.: The Century Co., 1930. 
IKeizer, Josephine '10 Mrs. Littlejohn 

The Morrison Browns, in Saturday Evening 

Post, Aug. 1. 
IKkyks, Mary W. '99 Toplofty. N. Y.: 

Longmans, Green & Co., 1931. 
MacDuffie, Beth '20 Mrs. O'Halloran 

Midnight- Waking, by Llspeth (pseud.), in 

Forum, June. 
Mansfield, Margery S. '17 Song, in 

Poetry, July. 
Norris, Margaret '10 This Way Up, in 

Collier's, Oct. 24. 

Rankin, Janei R. ex-'12 Mrs. Aiken The 
Villain Pronoun, in Bookman, Vug. I- the 
Sentence Monopoly Doomed? in Bookman, 
Sept. 

ki ssell, Vnnii '8(5 Mrs. Marb i 
The Wild Orchid (Unda Herald, 

Sept. 26. 

Savage, Q \k\ '13 (Mrs. Littledale Babj 
Parades Are Barbarous, in The Parents' 



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Magazine, Aug. ; Money in Small Pockets, 

in Charm, Sept. (Also picture and bio- 
graphical note. 
SPAHR, MaRGAREI '14 'assisted by Emmett 
E. (iiltner The Problems of Our Nation: 
Grade 8B. Vol. City History Series, 
Charles E. Merrill Co. ' \. V. 1931. 
Sti vens, Loi [SE F. '08 (Mrs. Bryant) (with 
Dr. II. B. Matthews; Pregnancy and 
Tuberculosis, in Jour, of the American 
Medical Assn., Dec. 6, 1930 (treprint.) 



Storey, Violet A. '20 A Prayer for the 

Deafened, in Hygeia, Aug. — Summer Fields, 
in Good Housekeeping, Sept. — The Profits in 
Poetry (with reprint of Prayer for a Very 
Xew Angel) in Good Housekeeping, Oct. 

Weaver, Annie V. '27 Boochy's Wings. 
X. V.: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931. 

fYoUNG, ETHEL F. '05 Bare Boughs, in 
Christian Advocate, Jan. 23 — Many Ways, 
in Country Bard, Spring and Summer. 



ISiotes on ^Publications 



\w\ Nations, Vol. Ill of My Book of 
History, by Olive Beaupre Miller, assisted 
by Marry Xeal Baum. Chicago: The 
Bookhouse for Children. 

F( )K the third time the Quarterly is glad 
of an opportunity to welcome a volume of 
"My Book of History." "Xew Xations" 
justifies its title in more ways than one. Xot 
only does it unfold a logical tale of the develop- 
ment of new national entities, from the break- 
ing up of the Roman Empire to the 
Renaissance, but it presents these nations in a 
new light. The Visigoths and the Vikings and 
their successors will never be the same again 
now that they have been illuminated in this 
delightful chronicle. It is hard to say 
whether the text or the pictures (most of them 
in color) are more enlightening. Even the 
captions are done with such discrimination 
that they add rich interest to the story. The 
end-papers, with their entertaining use of the 
three-color process, are symbolic in design of 
these unique volumes of history re-written. 
If the younger members of the family ever put 
them down for a moment, there will be eager 
grown-ups waiting to seize them. 

F. II. S. '04. 

I.i ( Koi Low kv. by Josephine Daskam Bacon. 
Longmans, Green & Co. $2.00. August 
Selection of the Junior Literary Guild. 

JOSEPHINE DASKAM BACOX, already 
known to thousands of readers and espe- 
cially endeared to Smith College alumnae 
.md undergraduates by her "Smith College 
Stories," has now written a book for girls in 
their early teens. It is a pleasure in these 
days of many books for children to read one 
written so excellently, for Mrs. Bacon has 
-pared no pains in the composition of this 

story. 

"Link of Lowrj " i> assuredly a "thriller" 
.\i\i\ will sureh increase its juvenile audience 
by delighted adult readers, who, although they 
may smile at the overheard conversations and 

f In Alumnae Collection. 



the overworked coincidence, will nevertheless 
accept both as permissible in fiction of this 
sort and read on and on until the last page is 
reached. The book, indeed, has every device 
for stimulating and holding one's interest — 
gypsies, old maps with perplexing inscriptions, 
buried treasure, villains in the guise of obse- 
quious house-servants, and adventures without 
number. It has, too, a thoroughly engag- 
ing heroine in Barbara Wyeth and some 
equally engaging lesser characters. Char- 
acterization is not only cleverly accomplished 
but cleverly evolved and developed. 

There is an attractive strain of Smith Col- 
lege tradition and loyalty running throughout 
the story which will naturally have its appeal 
to Smith readers. Rarely, indeed, has a book 
for young girls been more carefully planned 
and executed, Mrs. Bacon's own girlhood 
interests being utilized to the fullest extent 
and her knowledge of girls and their problems 
contributing to the wholesomeness and 
naturalness of every page. Smith College 
mothers with young daughters should cer- 
tainly read "Luck of Lowry" aloud before 
their winter fires! 

Mary Ellen Chase 

Immortality and the Present Mood, by J. 
Seelve Bixler. Harvard University Press, 
Cambridge. $1.00. 

THE Quarterly was pleased to receive 
from the Harvard University Press, 
Cambridge, Mass., a copy of the "Ingersoll 
Lecture on Immortality and the Present 
Mood," delivered last April by J. Seelve 
Bixler, Charles X. Clark Professor of Religion 
and Biblical Literature at Smith College. 
Professor Bixler repeated the lecture to a 
Smith College audience last spring, and the 
eager attention with which it was received 
leaves no doubt that the most scholarly of our 
students will welcome the opportunity to 
procure the lecture for further study and 
contemplation. 




Contour interval 5 feet 

Datum sea level 



ST. MARYS 
CHURCH PROP6RTY 



The Site of the Proposed Ah m\ak Building 

( The elevation at the corner of Elm Street an / Bedford Terra 



What Do you Want? 



THE ALUMNAE BUILDING PLANS COMMITTEE, holding its mind in a state 
of crystalline suspense, would like to see sketches and plans of an alumnae building 
submitted to the February Council by alumnae or their husbands or friends. This is in 
no sense a competition, which the Association will never be able to afford. We ask for 
suggestions only, and the Plans Committee cannot pay anything whatever or assume the 
cost of any incidental expense, but, among twelve thousand women there are doubtless 
many who have good ideas which they will be willing to contribute con amore, or who 
know architects with unexpected leisure. The Committee promises not to use an archi- 
tect's rendering without mutually satisfactory arrangements. If you have suggestion-, 
embody them in formal or informal, professional or amateur sketches and floor plans. 
Models sent in lieu of sketches must be accompanied also by plans. All plans received 
before January" 15, which meet the requirements of size and mounting, will be put on 
exhibition for the February Council. Write to the Alumnae Office for further informa- 
tion. 

You remember, we hope, that your Association voted last June to have, sometime in 
the future, an Alumnae Building. Large donations must not find us unprepared. 



Signed: 

(Catherine (Garrison) Norton '95, chairman 
Fanny (Hastings) Plimpton '03 
Amanda (Bryan) Kane '27 



Elizabeth Ci ink Morrow '96 
Rim Frew h '02 
Florence Snow '04 




A channel through which every alumna and nongraduate, according to her 
means, can express her loyalty to the College and her belie} in its future. 



Cjentle Readers: 



This letter can be read in two minutes. It isn't too much to ask you 
to give two minutes to the Fund, is it? Later you may give two bits, or 
two dollars, or two thousand dollars, but two minutes is all we ask for now. 

This winter there will be hungry mouths to feed and we must feed 
them. There will also be hungry minds to feed and we must feed them. 
Never was intellectual and spiritual nourishment more needed. That 
nourishment our colleges can dispense — and will — if their alumnae 
continue to stand behind them. 

Money raising was not easy last year, but we raised a larger amount 
than ever before ($88,000). The predictions are it will be harder this 
year. However, with last year's success a fait accompli we refuse to be 
discouraged. It will mean work, harder work than ever before — and 
faith, unwavering faith in the loyalty of every Smith daughter — but if all 
who can give will, we need not fear the outcome. The alumnae have 
never failed the College and they will not fail her now! 

Faithfully yours, 

Alice Wright Teagle '04 
Chairman of the Alumnae Fund Committee 



This Years Projects 

$40,000 for Faculty Salaries) ~ , , . . 

5,000 for Scholarships V° h < $pent ""^ 
?0, 000 for the Alumnae Building 

"Only you know what you can give. 
We know you will give all you can. n 



|\ Sfie ^Alumnae (-Association 



President, Ruth French '02, 60 Pinckney St., Boston, Mass. 
Vice-President, Fanny (Hastings) Plimpton '03, 61 Park As .. V Y ( 



Secretary, Frances (Steele) Holden '19, Washington Irving Gardens, Tarrytown, V V. 

Treasurer, Virginia (Mellen) Hutchinson '00, 69 Allerton Road, Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Directors: Elizabeth Bryan '09, Anna Cutler '85, Margaret (Hitchcock) Green 19. Justina Hill '16, 
Cassandra Kinsman '06, Isabel Norton '03, Theodora (Piatt) Bobrinskoy '18, Hannah (Johnson) 
StoddardjOl, Lucia (Norton) Valentine '23, Faith Ward '24, Mary Weils '97. 





(Sewall) Emerson '9" 



Alumnae Trustees: Ada Comstock '97 (term 

(1934), Harriet (Bliss) Ford '99 (1936), Miriam Titcomb 01 (1938). 
Alumnae on the Board of Trustees: Elizabeth (Cutter) Morrow '96 (1936), Ruth (Bowles) Baldwin '87 

(1937), Aha (Smith) Corbett '08 (1940). 



1932}, Josephine 



l\ptes from the Office 

THE dates for the February Council 
meeting have been definitely fixed: the 

lirst session will begin at 2.00 P.M. on Friday, 
Feb. 10, and the program will finish on 
Sunday, Feb. 21. The Trustees' Meeting will 
be on the 19th. 

Tl IF Directors are delighted to announce 
that the Sophia Smith Homestead is 
again open and extends a welcome to alumnae 
and friends of the College. The new residents 
are the Misses Jean and Margaret Douglas, 
sisters of Dorothy (Douglas) Zinsser '13. 
They have years of successful experience be- 
hind them and are already meeting with 
compliments on the excellence of their cater- 
ing. Ninety-eight persons were served at the 
Homestead during the Alumnae Week-End. 
A member of the Class of '96 has given the 
Homestead a new and entirely adequate 
furnace, with a blower to counteract the effect 
of Hatfield's winds and a motor stoker for 
convenience and economy in operation. 
An electric refrigerator has been installed by 
the Association and the Class of '96. Both 
extremes of the thermometer are now under 
perfect control. Attention is called to the 
advertisement on page 119. 

THE Alumnae Association was represented 
by Edith Hill '03 and May Hammond '03 
at the meeting of District I of the American 
Alumni Council at Dartmouth, Sept. 11 and 12. 
Ruth French '02 and Florence Snow '04 at- 
tended the conference of alumnae association 
presidents and secretaries at Welleslev, Oct. 
28-30. 



T 



HE moving pictures which are available 

for Smith clubs have been made possible 

by the cooperation of Erskine Hamilton, son 

of Alice (Warner) Hamilton '03 and brother of 

Grace Hamilton '34. Mr. Hamilton took the 

1 colored pictures of Commencement, and shared 

1 in the taking of the black and white pictures 



with Frances Copeland '25. of the Alumnae 
Office. It was <luc to Mr. Hamilton's kind 
ness in supplying a high-powered projector 
and in operating it himself that the Associa- 
tion was able to show the Commencement 
pictures in Sage Hall at the Week-laid. The 
pictures which Mr. Hamilton and Miss Cope- 
land took of the Week-End visitors, of the 
dedication of the bridge, and the openii - 
the new held will soon be ready for distribu- 
tion. 

COMMENCEMENT WEEK will 
with Dramatics on Thursday. June 16; 
Ivy Day will be Saturday, the 18th; and 
Commencement, Monday, the 20th. The 
arrangement which proved agreeable last year 
will be repeated: the College will entertain the 
alumnae at a picnic luncheon on Ivy Day, and 
the Alumnae Assembly will be held in the 
afternoon, thus concentrating many of the 
alumnae events on this one day. In view of 
the shortening of the period a new schedule of 
"room and board" has been adopted. The 
50th Reunion class will be entertained by 
the College from Thursday to Monday. The 
classes holding reunions from the 45th to the 
10th inclusive will be asked to pay S8 for room 
and breakfast from Thursday to Monday. 
The younger reunion classes and the non- 
reunion alumnae will be charged S2.25 for 
room and breakfast, for each night they stay 
Meals will be served in four conveniently 
located campus houses at 75 cents for lunch 
and $1.00 for dinner. The object of the 
change is not to lessen the campus hospitality, 
but to decrease the expense for those who can 
come for only one night or two and to avoid 
the waste in food supplies now caused by 
alumnae "eating out." 

Irotn the Quarterly Office-- 

ONCE again the Editor announces a nem 
assistant, as Eloise Barrangon '1£. the 
last regularly appointed right hand to the 



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Editor, forsook the editorial desk for thet heater 
la>t June. Doris Weaver '30 pinch hit for the 
July issue, and now Kathleen Berry '29 sits in 
the assistant's seat. We devoutly hope that 
she will stay forever! 

We announce also the resignation of Sara 
(Jackson) W'ardel '21 from the Hoard of 
Editors and the appointment of Julia Caverno 
'87. There won't be a dull moment for some 
years to come, ca va satis dire. Margaret 
Farrand) Thorp '14 is on leave of absence in 
Europe for the year and Beth (MacDuffie) 
( )'l lalloran '20, the " Elspeth " of the poems in 
which we delight, is filling her place. 

cQocal Clubs 

THE Semicentennial celebration has now 
passed into history. But the May-Day 
meetings and the innovations in the Com- 
mencement program, planned and carried out 
with dash and enthusiasm and originality, 
have by no means drained the clubs of interest 
in all things pertaining to Smith. A perusal of 
club reports and of the correspondence passing 
between the clubs and the Alumnae Office 
reveals great plans afoot for the coming year. 
The tour of Dean Nicolson to the Middle and 
Far West is being eagerly anticipated by the 
fourteen favored clubs and groups; the mov- 
ing-picture films of Commencement and other 
College functions are being well dated up for 
club meetings; interest is being evinced in the 
important matter of alumnae trustee nomina- 
tions; Smith undergraduates in various com- 
munities have been given a Godspeed as they 
return to Northampton, and in at least one 
instance, the money pledged for scholarship 
funds has already been raised, not only quite 
painlessly but with obvious enjoyment! 

Clubs which have met during the summer 
include FlTCHBURG, Rochester, New 
Hampshire, Pittsbiri.h, Long Island, and 
VERMONT. At the annual picnic of the 
FlTt HBl RG (i.i B on the Saturday following 
Ivy Day, members of reunion classes came in 
reunion costumes, and the club staged an 
Alumnae Parade all its own. At this same 
meeting Miss Ellen and Miss May Cook were 
made honorary members of the club, for have 
they not taken up their abode in Jaflfrey, 
V II.. just over the border? At the Juniper 
I odge meeting of the Ne^ Hampshire Club, 
the honor guests were Dean Nicolson, Miss 
Vnnetta CI. irk. Miss Cutler. Mis> Caverno, 
and Mrs. Schlick (Blanche Hardy '03) from 
Vienna. The Long [si wi> Club held not 



one, but three, summer meetings, when talks 
on subjects as far apart as gardens and Russia 
were enjoyed, and picnics and stunts made a 
pleasing combination. 

Early fall meetings held largely for discus- 
sion of winter activities or as teas given for the 
undergraduates have been held by the East- 
ern Connecticut, West Florida, St. 
Loi is. Evanston, Lynn, Winchester, St. 
Paul, Nebraska, Salt Lake, and Southern 
California clubs. The Eyanston-Xorth 
Shore Circle has decided to give up its 
famous annual scholarship ball in favor of 
several activities spread through the year. 

One of the jolliest functions ever given by a 
club must have been the Smith Fete of the 
Minneapolis Club, held at the home of the 
president, Helen (Janney) Case '00, when all 
the Smith family were invited as an "antidote 
for depression" to "come to the Case Camp 
for Collegiates." At "bargain day prices" 
lunch, clothes, books, white elephants, and 
amusements brought into the coffers of the 
( lub something over SHOO for its two scholar- 
ships. 

The St. Louis Club continues to do a brisk 
business in the Smith College plates. The 
October report gives 850 dozen as the number 
ordered, and the Club hopes that a thousand 
dozen will have been reached by Christmas. 

The Springfield Club held its opening 
meeting Oct. 13. Harriet (Bliss) Ford '99, 
now Trustee in Residence in Northampton, 
and Miss Coman, Director of Publicity, were 
guests. Mrs. Ford outlined general plans for 
the future development of the College, and 
Miss Coman presided over the new Exhibit 
Hook, companion volume to that of last year. 
Both copies, as mentioned in the September 
Club Bulletin, are available for club meetings, 
preferably in conjunction with "College 
Days" in secondary schools. 

Professor Clarence Kennedy of the Art 
Department, in this country for a few months 
before returning to Europe for the second year 
of his leave of absence, spoke to the Cincinnati 
C\.vh Oct. 15. The recently organized I Iv i>- 
son Valley Ci.i b and the Baltimore Club 
are anticipating visits from Florence Snow in 
the near future, and the Brooklyn Cud 
is happy in the expectation of a visit from 
Mrs. Scales. 

Let us conclude this brief and inadequate 
survey of club activities as we began, with a 
reference to the unforgettable May- Day 
meetings. In her summons to the celebra- 



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75 



tion, sent by Ruth Chester '14 to alumnae in 
China, she Bays: 

... If you could all foregather here at 

Oinling) we would doubtless entertain you in 
the building which is the gift of Smith alum- 
nae. . . . Hut this being impossible, perhaps 
you would be interested to know a little of 
what that building means in our everyday life. 
It is literally the center for the religion-. 
social, and athletic life of the college and also 
the home of the music department. What 
more could one building hope to be! . . . 
Thus do Smith alumnae enter into main- 
phases of our Ginling life and make it most 
fitting that Ginling should join in celebrating 
the beginnings of the Association which has 
bound us all together through the years and 
made possible such contributions to others 
who have profited bv our help. 

L. P. C. 1905 

The ^Alumnae Week-8nd 

«Y\7HERE shall I begin?" said the 
» ▼ puzzled Freshman as she plunged 
into the new Information Bureau in College 
Hall. "Where shall I begin?" said the eager 
Alumna as she drifted into Headquarters 
down at Students' Building. And the answer 
to both was, " Register." Registering was no 
such open sesame for the Freshman as it was 
for the Alumna, however — she still had 
everything to learn about this strange, new 
Smith College that had taken her in, whereas 
the Alumna had only to gather up her various 
tickets and go forth to explore again the old 
familiar ways. 

On the autumn-yellow Alumnae Week-End 
leaflet all manner of attractions were set 
forth; everyone could browse as she would 
with no one to say, "Go here [or] go there." 
(Not so the Freshman!) There was chapel 
Saturday morning with President Xeilson 
leading, although it was on him that the 
heaviest burden of this postponed opening fell 
— First Chapel, many parents to interview. 
Trustees' Meeting, and now the Week-End ; 
there were classes to visit; there were the 
Hillyer and Tryon galleries with Professor 
Kennedy's beautiful photographs of sculpture 
and Bakst's textile designs as an added treat. 
besides Professor Churchill's talk on our own 
most treasured possessions; and there were the 
three educational conferences on Saturday 
morning all these besides the town ol 
Northampton and the campus itself. The 
conferences were held simultaneously in the 
parlors of three houses: in the Wallace. Pro- 
fessor Lura Oak fascinated the group w h<> 
came to her discussion of Child Development : 



in C ha pin, Professor Jones got hi> group bo 
excited about "New Developments in 
ence" that the editors have been asked to 
him to "write it up"; and Assistant Professor 
1 )orot h\ l kmglas, in I »<••. < lear-cut 

talk on "The Challenge of \ Unemployment." 

Then tame Luncheon in the Alumnai 
at which 265 wise virgins presented tickets, 

and 25 or 30 foolish virgins "went empty 

away." (Yes, we do know that these quota 
tions do not belong together in the St. James 
version! Smith granddaughters in white 
waited on ail the chattering groups, and after 

the coffee had gone the rounds, Ruth French 
gave us a friendly, official greeting: Eileen 
O'Daniel '32, Head of Student Government 

and fresh from her scholarship summer in 
Geneva, welcomed us in the name of tin 
undergraduates, and told us a little about the 
adjustment in certain rules;* and then Mr 
Xeilson gave the first talk of the year to hi< 
alumnae. 

He put us up to date on all our units abroad 
and talked about the registration at college as 
affected by the economic depression and about 
scholarships. I understand that if you read 
this Quarterly diligently all these matters 
will be found in its pages. He heartened u> 
by what he said about college finances: 

We have been blessed for years with excel- 
lent investment advice. As a result we have 
found ourselves in possession of securities that 
have suffered much less than you might have 
supposed from present financial condition- 
so much less that when the books closed 
on June 30, we could still have sold all our 
securities for more than they counted for on 
our books. That is, if you will look up the 
last Treasurer's Report and see how much we 
were supposed to have, we actually had more 
than that in gold value available on J in 
I am not saying anything about what has 
happened since June 30, but our condition i- 
still one that I think men of financial ex- 
perience would regard as extremely gratifying. 
At present our loss in investment income is 
only about 5 per cent. 

Immediately after the President's talk we 
swarmed down to the Lamont Bridge where 
the big event of the fall was to take plao 
the dedication of the bridge gn en by Florence 
Corliss Lamont. The pictures and th< 
count are spread before you elsewhere, but 
you can't know how lovely and how exi 
it was unless you were th< is coloring 

in the woods and fields, spirited march: 
the students in their purple, red, yellow, 
and green suits, the blare of the band " I just 
*See page 62. — EDITOR'S Note. 



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never shall get over being thrilled at this 
( lollege!" gasped someone just behind us; and 
that's that! 

In the evening came the symposium on cur- 
rent international affairs with the President 
presiding and Mr. Fay (he that Radcliffe and 
I larvard lured away but still "our" Mr. Fay) 
as the speaker. Mr. Fay chose to limit his 
address to the question of Disarmaments, 
with the Geneva Conference in mind. There 
were questions from the floor, answered in 
part by Mr. Fay and in part by Mr. Neilson, 
who also spoke stirringly of his own position 
regarding disarmament and the World Court. 

Sunday there was luxurious leisure to loaf 
and invite the soul. There were walks and 
drives with perhaps the Homestead (where the 
two sisters of Dorothy Douglas Zinsser '13 are 



the gracious hostesses) as an objective; there 
were campus dinners at which we alumnae 
were honored guests. And of course everyone 
went to Vespers to hear the President open the 
year with a sermon on St. Paul's command: 
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is 
good." It was a splendid plea for honest 
thinking and careful loyalty towards all the 
fine things of life which we all recognize and 
really prefer but too often disregard in the 
hurry of our so-called modern living. 

The concert in the evening, generously con- 
tributed by members of the music faculty and 
the String Quartet, was a great delight and 
lovely ending to the Week-End. We should 
not know what to ask for more; we do not 
know how to say "Thank you" for the hospi- 
tality and friendliness of our College. G .A. 



JJecrologp 



Ex- 1879 

Mrs. Clarence E. Allen (Corinne Tucker- 
man) died August 1 1 , after a long illness, at the 
home of a daughter in La Mesa, Calif. 

Corinne Tuckerman was the first student to 
matriculate at Smith College. President 
Seelye, then a professor at Amherst, himself 
gave her an oral examination. She was a 
student for two years during which time she 
was pianist at morning devotions. It is still 
affectionately whispered in the family that she 
left College to give her younger sisters a chance 
to share in the new higher education for 
women. She married Clarence Allen, pro- 
fessor of Greek at Western Reserve College. 
They later moved to Salt Lake City where he 
was made manager of the "Eureka Gold 
Mine." He was the first Congressman from 
Utah, 1896. 

Mrs. Allen was for years prominent in Wel- 
fare Work, and helped to organize what is now 
the National Parents and Teachers Associa- 
tion. She was an easy and forceful speaker, 
and was sent as a delegate to 'many conven- 
tions -being once the American representative 
of Women's Clubs abroad, where she lived in 
Berlin with her children for two years. 

Mrs. Allen had seven children, five of whom 
were college graduates. Her two sons were 
killed in the world war. She is survived by 
her husband and four daughters, one of whom 
is Judge Florence Allen of Ohio, Smith LL.D. 

The younger generation is liable to think of 
the Old Timers as stiff and precise; but it is 
pleasant to record that this able and dis- 
tinguished ex-student of Smith had also her 
very human side. For instance, it was this 
learned lad) who misspelled the word "let- 
tuce" (lettice) in her entrant e examination, as 
anonymously recorded bj President Seelye 
himself and ingenuous!) confessed by herself at 
i he 50l h reunion. 

It is splendid to note thai Mrs. Allen did her 



part in life, as a student, as a wife and mother, 
and as a social worker of abilitv and promi- 
nence. H. W. P. 79 
Ex-1881 

Mary Elizabeth Tyler died in Denver 
(Colo.), October 2. She was buried at East 
Windsor Hill. Ct. 

1893 

Mrs. Guy Manning Kerr (Bertha Mary 
Thompson) died at her home in Boston, July 
10. Eor many years she made a valiant fight 
against constant pain, but the memory that 
she leaves is one of delightful humor, of 
gayety, and of the most understanding sym- 
pathy. Her life had to be, these latter years, 
a very uneventful one; but through her read- 
ing, and even more through her many warm 
friendships, she kept alive a vivid interest in the 
world outside her quiet home. One never 
came away from an hour's visit without feeling 
happier and more eager for life. She was 
really heroic and yet so simple and so un- 
assuming as she went her unapplauded way, 
that she would have found it hard to think of 
herself in that light. She could not often 
come to our reunions, but her loyalty to '93 
was unfailing. We shall all miss our beloved 
little "Tommie." H. P. B. 

Mrs. Emil Diebitsch (Roberta Watterson) 
died suddenly of pneumonia on September 7. 
Fi\e of the class were able to attend the 
funeral and so pay respect to a loyal member. 

After graduating, Roberta was librarian in 
South Orange, N. J., and later in Brooklyn. 
I )uring her married life she devoted much time 
to church and social service work both in 
Nutley and in Newark. She was a member of 
the board of trustees of the Nutley Free 
Library and since 1922 had been president of 
I he board. 

But not only for her activities was Roberta 
loved and admired. She had a charming 
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ing herself to many. Her husband writes her: 

She was a sweet, gentle lady. There wa^ a gentle 
sympathy in her ministrations which lightened thi 
burdens and warmed the hearts of the unfortunate 
She loved her friends, was blind to their faults, and saw 
'■nly their virtues. She gloried in their triumphs. 
Loyalty was the keynote of her life. She n< vet spoke 
ill of anyone. She had a saving sense ol humor .m<l a 
great all-embracing love for all mankind. 

To her husband and to her sister, Mis. 
Robert Verkes of New Haven, the class ex- 
tends sincere sympathy. 
1897 

Mrs. ( ieorge Bacon I Caroline Mitchell I died 
in New York, August 2(>. after an operation. 

Someone wrote of Caroline Bacon that she 
missed her when it came to making plans: 
"She was always so glad to find someone who 
wasn't busy making his own." This capacity 
for taking the responsibility of other people 
was the most marked of her many capacities 
and was probably developed early as she was 
the eldest of eight children. In each year of 
her course after her freshman year, she 
brought with her from Minnesota someone 
to whom she had decided that Smith offered 
particular opportunities: Ada Comstock in 
1894, Margaret MacDonald in 1895, and in 
her senior year, her own sister, Leslie Mitchell 
'00. Taking her Master's Degree at Colum- 
bia, she taught history in Saint Cloud, Minn., 
Mount Vernon, and Brooklyn until she 
joined the History Department at Smith. 
Alter her marriage she continued to serve the 
College as president of the Students' Aid 
Society and as director of the Alumnae As- 
sociation. She was enlisted in the suffrage 
campaign and in the subsequent activities of 
the League of Women Voters. Her power of 
i constructive planning was most completely 
absorbed by the Xew School of Social Re- 
search which she helped to found in 1919 and 
of which she continued to be a director. She 
was interested in all the phases of its develop- 
ment: in its faculty, its curriculum, its 
finances, and at last in its new building. Last 
winter she originated the plan for members of 
the Xew York Smith Club to have special 
privileges in the Xew School as an under- 
taking in adult education, and similar privi- 
leges have been extended to members of the 
1'rivate School Teachers' Association. 

To work with her in any project was a de- 
lightful, stimulating adventure. She worked 
hard for success, but it was work varied by 
much talk over the telephone, by luncheons at 
a club, or days under the fruit trees at Thatch 
Meadow Farm, with gifts of Mowers she had 
exquisitely arranged, and always by the 
prodigal expenditure of her own enchanting 
spirit. K. M. \\ . 

1899 

Mrs. Osborne Leach (Alice Perkins) died 
June 18 after nearly a year of illness. In that 
time she lost her mother, a cousin, (Marion 
Perkins '00), her father, and her husband. 
Those who visited Alice, or even those who 
once called at her house, know what a delight- 
ful, hospitable atmosphere she created. One 
was particularly fortunate to be there in 
summer and see her garden. The three chil- 
dren had a free, happy, childhood, and their 
place was a resort for the neighbors' children. 



Ali« c was < hairman of the committee that got 
<>iit the '99 i l.i— book, and in that book you 
may read of her man\ activh 
leader, and in Danvers was \o\ ed and admired 
She was, if anything, too generous in giving 
strength and time to friends. Her famirj wan 
remarkably united ami deep!} devoted to her. 

M. \\. K. 
1907 
Mrs. Harry L. Kempster (C. Ruth < urts 

died August _' at Ann Arbor. Mich., afti 
brief illness. She i- Burvived l>> her husband 
and by four children, Elizabeth, John, Stephen, 

and Jane; and also l»> two brothers, Paul 

Curts of Middletown (Ct.) and Boyd Curts 

of New York. Mrs. Kempster was born at 
DeKalb, 111. She came to Smith College from 
Oloversville High School V Y. . In 1914 
she married Professor H. L. Kempster, Uni- 
versity of Missouri, at Columbia, where she 
resided until her death. She took an active 
part in women's club work. She was a past 
president of the Fortnightly Club and be- 
longed to Rosemary Club, A. A. U. \\ ., Social 
Study Club, Hickman High School Parent - 
Teachers Association, and Daughter- 
Demeter. 

1909 
Mrs. Richard Wade Chase Jean Richard- 
son) died at her home in Holyoke. Mass 
September 21. Quiet, unassuming, sweet, 
and lovable, Jean's life was wrapped up in her 
husband and her home, her friends and 
neighbors. She was possessed of a real 
magnetic quality which drew them to her in 
her lovely home. Jean had not been well 
for the past three years. One of the ro- 
mances of 1909 was when Jean, Ethel Updike, 
and Edith Scott, close friends in college, met 
and married Richard Chase, Joseph, and 
Russell Magna, who had been chums since 
boyhood, in Holyoke. These friends then 
became neighbors in the best sense of the word. 
Her host of friends will ever miss her loveli- 
ness, and the sympathy of the class will go out 
to her devoted husband and rela' 

K. S. M. 

Ex-1919 
Mrs. Stanley M. Prouty Jeanne \\i! 
IoughbyJ died March 3. Jeanne was confined 
to her bed with tuberculosis for a year and a 
half. She fought a very gallant battle, but a 
losing one from the start. She leaves her 
husband, Lieutenant Prouty, and a son, 
Stanley Marshall Prout\, Jr., who will I i 
years old in December. 

Ex 1921 
Mrs. Totton P. Heffelfinger (Mildred V. 
Kidder) was killed in an automobile accident. 

Ex 1929 
Mrs. Thomas A. Stone .Ellen Cox Ewing 
died with her infant daughter, EC 
Stone, June 18. Her marriage at Sorrento, 
Me., August 4. 1930, had never before been 
announced in the QUARTERLY. 

Ex- 1931 
Mary Power Harrop passed away at her 
home in Holyoke, Mass., April 15. Mar j 
forced to leave College twice because of poor 
health. The class of 1931 wishes to extend 
its sincerest sympathy to her mother. 




ALUMNAE NOTES 



Please send all news for the February QUARTERLY to your class secretary by January 1. The 

editors reserve the right to omit all items whigh in their judgment are not submitted in legible 

form and also items which in their judgment are too informal for insertion in a magazitu . 

See We See By the Papers for additional items. 



a 



ass 

1879 

Class secretary- Mrs. Charles S. Palmer 
Harriet Warner), 4333 Dakota St., Oakland 
Station, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
1880 

Class secretary- -Mrs. Edwin Higbee (Xetta 
Wetherbee), 8 West St., Northampton, Mass. 
1881 

Class secretary- Eliza P. Huntington, 88 
Harvard St., Newtonville, Mass. 

Alia .Miner) Tuttle adds as a note to her 
report of the '81 Reunion that President 
Seelye always referred to the three girls whom 
Professor Garman fitted for Smith as "the 
three young ladies from Ware." Of these 
three, Ella Eaton '80 became assistant in 
chemistry and physics at Smith, and married 
a Cornell professor; Justina Robinson '80 be- 
came a vice-president of the Alumnae Associa- 
tion and a trustee of the College and married 
a scientific man connected with the Govern- 
ment; Affa Miner married a college professor. 
1882 

Class secretary Nina E. Browne, c o 
Alumnae Office, College Hall, Northampton. 

Nina Browne spent a week in July at Juni- 
per Lodge. She sailed Oct. 2° for California 
to spend the winter in San Francisco, Santa 
Barbara, and Pasadena. 

Eleanor Larrison spent the summer in New 
Hampshire, including a fortnight at Juniper 
Lodge. 

[Catherine McClellan spent part of the 
summer at Saranac Lake. 

Dr. Vinton is spending another winter in 
Sarasota, I'la. 

Remember that in June 1932 all of '82 
should trv to return to Northampton for our 
Fiftieth. 

1883 

Class secretary pro tern. Mrs. A. W. Hitch- 

cock Margarette Osgood), 5 Barton Sep, 
Salem, Mass. 

Frona (Brooks Brooks has a new son-in- 
law: her daughter Dorothy was married on 
fur) 2 .it New Haven (Ct.) to Joseph M. 
rhomas. Frona is also the proud possessor of 
an I lth grandchild, Brooks Colcord, son of her 
daughter I ranees. 

Jean Fine Spain- has an 8th grandchild, 



l^eus 

son of her daughter Elizabeth (Spahr) Lytle. 
Jean, after serious illness, has been well 
enough to spend the summer at her home in 
Greensboro (Vt.), where she has had all five of 
her daughters with or near her. 

Henrietta (Harris) Harris sailed for Europe 
early in July. 

Salome (Machado) Warren has spent the 
last 5 months with her daughter, first in New 
York City, and later at the Paines' camp on 
Lake Champlain. 

Clara Palmer spent the summer with her 
brother in Faribault, Minn. 
Ex-1883 

New Addrkss. — Mrs. Harold P. Brown 
(Martha Taylor), 2413 Hartrav Av., Evans- 
ton, 111. 

1884 

Class secretary — Louise H. Kelsev, 150 E. 
35th St., N. V. C. 

Fannie Allis spent several weeks this sum- 
mer at Southold (L. I.), visiting her twin sis- 
ter, Annie Payne. 

Martha (Cox) Bryant spent the summer 
in Nova Scotia, entertaining at one time 3 
brothers, 2 sisters, 3 daughters, 3 grand- 
daughters, and 9 nieces and nephews. Mar- 
tha's daughter Julia went to Vienna to take a 
course in rhythm, which she thought well 
worth while. 

Alida (Mehan) Fessenden has a grandson, 
Roger Pease, born Aug. 30. Mr. Pease, 
Alida 's son-in-law, is now principal of a new 
high school in New Britain, Ct. 

Helen (Rand) Thayer's husband, Dr 
Lucius H. Thaver, died suddenlv in Dublii 
N. II., Sept. 20. 

Caroline Sergeant, after 11 successive wir 
ters in Florida, plans to spend next winter ir 
Northampton. 

1885 

Class secretary Ruth B. Franklin, 23 Sher- 
man St., Newport, R. I. 

Elizabeth (Cheever) Wheeler's oldest son, 
Bancroft, was married to Mrs. Mary Rich- 
mond Knowlton, June 24, at Grafton, Mass. 

Ruth Franklin attended the Inst, of Politics 
at Williamstown in August. 
Ex- 1885 

Nellie (Elliot) Freeman has a 4th grand- 



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child, Deborah, born Apr. 24 to her daughter, 
Mrs. foel Demetrius Harvey (Elizabeth Kree 
man '23). 

1886 

Class secretary M. A'dele Allen, III Lincoln 
St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Jcnnette (Perry) Lee's husband, Gerald 
Stanley Lee, has written another book, 
"Heathen Rage." It is published by R. R. 
Smith. 

1887 

Class secretary — Eleanor L. Lord, 520 Pan- 
mure Rd., Haverford, Pa. 

Jessie (Carter) White's youngest daughter, 
Emily, was married Aug. 1 at the Tabernacle 
Church, Salem (Mass.), to Marshall G. Hall. 
The ceremony was followed by an outdoor 
reception at the White's summer home in 
Danvers. Emily was attended by her sis- 
ters, Nancy ex-'23 and Barbara (White) 
Baker '21, and Katharine (Hall) Weston ex- 
'25. 

Belle (Clark) Powell on the way home from 
visiting the secretary at Ogunquit in Septem- 
ber had an informal reunion with Lillian Fay 
and the 4 Northampton members of '87. 

Helen Holmes writes that her two chief in- 
terests are world peace and roses. Last year 
she was president of the Alliance in Kingston 
(Mass.) and talked on both subjects to the 
Alliance and the Garden Club. She has been 
collecting old roses from Kingston, Duxbury, 
and Plymouth gardens, and hopes to make a 
"Garden of Old Roses" at the Maj. Bradford 
House at Kingston. 

Adele Shaw has been traveling in Europe 
this summer. 

Marianna Woodhull gave a course this 
summer at Hunter Col. Summer School. She 
lectured at Hunter and at Brooklyn colleges 
last vear. 

Ex- 188 7 

Ellen (Russel) Houghton is now living at 
Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, N. V. 
1888 

Class secretary — Florence K. Bailey, 174 
Broad St., Claremont, N. H. 

Anna (Carter) Adams's son Frederic and 
Doris Sanborn of Lowell (Mass.) were mar- 
ried Sept. 12. 

Mabelle Chase, after almost 40 years of 
teaching in the Everett High School, retired 
last June, and in the future will live at her 
summer cottage, "Pinecote," in Berlin, Mass. 

Jane (Kelly) Sabine has a grandchild, Janet 
Wallace, born to Janet (Sabine) Ley Mar. 21. 

Lllen Wentworth has been abroad since the 
first of May. She spent 2 months in England 
and Wales, later traveled on the Continent, 
and planned to sail for home from Naples the 
last week in October. 

1889 

Class secretary — Lucy E. Allen, 35 Webster 
■ s t., West Newton, Mass. 
1890 

Class secretary -Mrs. Frank F. Davidson 
'Adaline Allen), 59 Woodland Rd., Auburn- 
dale, Mass. 

Announcements have come of the birth of 1 
grandchildren last summer: Mary Lee Jones, 



born July 1 L granddaughter ol Mar) Bufkin 
Jones; ( lharles Fostei Knit 2nd, bom Vug ! 
grandson ol Elizabel h i Shei i ill Ken! 

Vdaline i Vllen) I >a> idson had a delightful 
visii to the Pacifi< coast last Bummer. She 
\ isited hei daughtei . I ouise Ridei . and hei 
family in Hillsborough (Calif.), and togethei 
they took the trip to Alaska l>\ the inside 
passage. Mary Lee Davis, who writ* 
charmingly of Alaska, says thai one who goes 

only to Skagwaj has not been to Alaska, but 

the 1000-mile cruise is most interesting and 
gives one a new idea of the size and beaut) ol 

our own country. The trip back to New Eng 
land by the Canadian Rockies was a fitting 
climax to the trip. 

Susan (Homans) Woodruff has returned 
from a trip to Russia. She spoke to the 
Smith Club of Long Island at an early fall 
meeting. 

Mary V. Thayer spent the summer with 
Ellen ('93) and May Cook in their new home 
in Jaffrey, N. 11. 

1891 

Class secretary Mrs. II. B. Boanlman 
(Carolyn Peck),' 1307 Lowell Rd., Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Alice (Clute) Ely and her husband will 
spend the winter in Florida. 

Bertha (Dwight) Cole has a new grand- 
daughter: Elizabeth, daughter of her son 
Charles. 

Helen Greene has returned to Antioch Col. 
after a 6 weeks' trip to England. 

Matilda (Wilder) Brooks's daughter Ruth 
ex-'21 was married Aug. 5 to Rollin Calkins. 
1892 

Class secretary Mrs. Irving II. Upton 
(Katherine Haven), 20 Lark View s t.. Grove 
Hall, Boston, Mass. 

Helena (Adams) Woodbridge will be in Ber- 
lin this winter as her husband is holding the 
Roosevelt Professorship in Berlin. Address, 
Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany. 

On Sept. 19 a group of five, on short notice, 
met Mary Bingham at the Boston College 
Club. She had been with her brother's 
family in Pennsylvania for part of the sum 
mer. After luncheon the six settled to a good 
old-fashioned visit in the Wardner room. 

Harriet (Boyd) Hawes's son and daughter, 
Alexander and Mary, toured Russia last sum- 
mer, viewing important developments in 
many parts of the Soviet Union. They 
visited collective farms, a higher court in 
sion, various reform and prison institutions, 
schools, and factories. 

Elizabeth (Fisher i Clay with two of her 
children, Howard and Monica, arrived from 
England in July. On Aug. 4, 11 of us met 
them at the Boston College ( 'lub for luncheon. 
Those present were: Ahby Arnold. Lyn 
Bridges, Edith Brown. Ruth Anthony, Clara 
Gilbert, Katherine Lpton. Mary Jordan, 
Christine Cole, Blanche Morse, Etta Seaver, 
and Leila Chute. Numerous others sent greel 
ings. Now that her family is grow n. Elizabeth 
has resumed her work in art. with many pic- 
tures to her credit. One, an arrangement of 
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Vcademy, advantageously hung "on the line." 
Her second daughter, Harriet, took a student 
hiking trip in Germany while the rest of the 
family were here. 

Emily (Lathrop) Calkins and Blanche 
( Wheeler) Williams have recently been abroad. 

Bertha (Smith) Stone's daughter Margaret 
traveled in Europe last summer and will study 
;irt in Philadelphia this winter. 
1893 

Class secretary Virginia D. Lyman, 157 
Lyman PL, Englewood, N. J. 

Prances (Darling) Niles writes that she en- 
joyed swimming and other sports at Small 
Point I Me. last summer. 

Marion (Dow) Eaton hopes to be present 
at our 40th Reunion. She broke her arm last 
winter. 

Grace (Field) Spottiswoode was in Frye- 
burg (Me.) last summer. Her vacation was 
saddened by the death of her sister-in-law. 

Harriet (Holden) Oldham had Margaret 
Green and the 2 children in Squirrel Island 
last summer. Our Class Baby has been teach- 
ing contract. 

Harriet Poole has given up her apartment in 
Buffalo, but can be reached at the Lafayette 
I ligh School. 

May (Aanderbeek) Giles and her daughter 
spent the summer abroad. 

Bess (Williston) Hullard and her husband 
took an extensive auto trip through the South 
last spring. 

1894 

Class secretary — Martha Mason, 1020 Fifth 
Av., V Y. C. 

Ethel Devin spent the summer traveling in 
Europe, largely by motor. This year she has 
charge of the college house in Northampton at 
66 Paradise Rd. 

Mary (Frost) Sawyer's son George was mar- 
ried Sept. 26 to Isabelle Fry of Claremont, 
X. II. He is Vale '24 and Harvard Business 
School '26 and is asst. manager of the credit 
dept. of the First National Bank of Boston. 
Mary's son Charles, Yale '29, spent a year 
in the Harvard Law School, and has now 
been appointed curator of the new Addison 
Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, 
Andover. 

Mary Lewis visited Mary Sawyer in August 
at Durham (N. J1j. and went with her to the 
summer meeting of the \. H. Smith Club at 
Juniper Lodge where they met Lillian Odell 
and Elizabeth Hubbard. 

Jeanne (Lockwood) Thompson is chairman 
oi the Dominating committee of the Alumnae 
Association. 

May \\ illanl and her sister spent 3 months 
last summer in the Santa Clara Valley. 
Ex-1894 

Katharine I. vail Merrill has almost en- 
tirely recovered from the injuries received in 
an automobile accident last April. On Aug. 
1<> her second grandchild, Barbara Louise, 
daughter of Oliver Merrill Jr., was born. 
Kitty's daughter (Catherine '32 is secretary of 
her i lass, leader of the ( dee Club, and a mem- 
ber oi (left lub and of the Madrigal Singers. 

( llausine Mum MacNeille's husband died 



Oct. 3. Her oldest son, Holbrook, after 2 
years in England as a Rhodes Scholar and a 
winter in New Jersey doing experimental work 
in the chemical laboratories of the Western 
Electric Co., is now asst. professor of mathe- 
matics at Swarthmore. 

1895 

Class secretary — Carolyn P. Swett, Hudson 
View Gardens, 183d St. and Pinehurst Av., 
N. Y. C. 

Fund chairman Mrs. Landreth King (Flor- 
ence Lord), 397 Park Av., Orange, V J. 

A. K. (Allen) Buck's daughter Caroline was 
married in September to John Cluett. 

Frances (Ward) Hale's daughter Frances 
was married in June to Charles Lindsey at 
Battlefield Farm, Princeton, N. J. 

Josephine Wilkin toured Maine, New Hamp- 
shire, Yermont, New York, and adjacent 
regions of Canada fairly thoroughly last sum- 
mer. She says her mother was as enthusiastic 
over the trip as she was. 
1896 

Class secretary — Mrs. Edward P. Ripley 
(Edith Wheeler), Webster Rd. Upper, Weston, 
Mass. 

Other officers elected at Hatfield, June 15: 
pres., Eva (Hills) Eastman; vice-pres., Mabel 
(Durand) Pine; treas., Lucy (Bartlett) Walsh. 

Lucy (Bartlett) Walsh was at Isles of 
Shoals last summer representing her Holyoke 
parish at the Unitarian conferences. 

Clara (Burnham) Platner has enjoyed keep- 
ing "open house " for '96 and other friends this 
summer, after nearly 5 years' absence from 
Cambridge. 

Margaret (Coe) Ninde's youngest son, 
Richard, entered Andover this autumn. 

Anna (Curr) Woodward and her family 
have been spending the summer at Marble- 
head near Isabel Deland. 

Elizabeth (Cutter) Morrow's husband, 
Senator Dwight Morrow, died suddenly of 
cerebral hemorrhage, Oct. 5. Elizabeth heads 
the list of four citizens appointed by Mayor 
Kitchel to serve on the City Planning Com- 
mission of Englewood, N.J. The three others 
are men. 

Martha (Hale) Harts and Gen. Harts 
lunched with Clara (Burnham) Platner in 
September while motoring through New Eng 
land from their summer home in Madison, Ct 

Mary (Hardy) Folsom has been managin 
the antique department of "The Lobster 
Pot," a tea room at Rye, N. H. 

Eva (Hills) Eastman returned from Europe 
in August and sailed again in October, accom- 
panying her husband to Geneva. 

Frances Jones rested last summer after her 
arduous and efficient labors for our 35th Re- 
union by traveling leisurely in Europe. 

Louise (Keller) Horton's son Arthur was 
married last autumn to Deborah Knight of 
Providence. 

Mary (Poland) Cushman's only son, Robert 
Jr., died in Boston June 30, after a protracted 
illness. 

Georgia (Pope) Sawyer sailed for Europe 
with her husband and daughter Elizabeth 
directlv after Reunion. 



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Caroline Snow' Merrell's daughter, Mary 

Merrell (Stevens e\-'23, was married May 22 
at St. Petersburg (Fla.) to John Parker Welch. 
Dorothy Watters was unable to leave her 
mother for the whole Reunion, but out of 
loyalty to '96 she made the trip from Spuyten 
I )uyvil to Northampton and back on Satur- 
day-, having about 3 hours with her class. 

Edith (Wheeler^ Ripley's younger son, 
Harrison, is preparing for Yale at Northwood 
School, Lake Placid, X. V. 

i Caroline Wing spent the summer in Bangor. 
She is sailing for France at the end of ( October 
w it h her mother and sister Adeline '98. They 
will motor to Paris and on to the Riviera, 

Copies of the '96 class record may still be 
obtained by sending Si. 00 to Mrs. William L. 
Walsh, 58 Pearl St.. Holyoke, Mass. 
i:\-1896 
Florence (Paine) Xoyes sent from Berkeley 
Calif.) for the '96 class record, "to console 
me for not being at Reunion." 

Gertrude (Porter) Hall's Reunion letter 
shows that there are not miles enough between 
Beirut and Northampton to keep her from 
following the fortunes of '96. 

New Address- Lillian Phillips, 59 Perkins 
St.. Jamaica Plain. Mass. 
1897 
Class secretary — Mrs. George W. Woodbury 
Harriet Patch), 28 Eastern Point Rd., Last 
( Gloucester. Mass. 

Lillias (Blaikie Thomas and her son Her- 
bert spent a few weeks in July in the Yellow- 
stone Park. Grand Canyon, and Canadian 
Rockies. They visited Lillias' sister Mary 
Nelson '07 in Pasadena. 

Anne ( Barrows ) Seelye's daughter Harriet '29 
was married Aug. 15 to Ralph Barton Perry 
Jr., son of Rachel ( Berenson ) Perry '02. Mr. 
Perry is on the staff of the Fine Arts dept. of 
Pittsburgh Univ. Anne's oldest son, Arthur, 
is Mass. Inst, of Technology '.31 and has a 
position at the Newport News Ship Building 
Co. in Yirginia. Her second son, Edwin, is a 
third-year student at Yale Medical School. 

Mary ( Barrows Irwin and her family spent 
part of the summer at Carmel, Calif. In June 
her son John rowed in the Poughkeepsie Re- 
gatta on the junior varsity crew of the Univ. 
of Calif. At present she has 4 children in 
college. Her oldest daughter. Eleanor, is 
teaching in Los Angeles. 

Helen (Boss) Cummings and her daughter 
Carolyn '29 went to California last summer. 
Grace (Browne) Broomell's husband is now 
pastor of the Yirginia Av. New Church at St. 
Paul, Minn. Her son Myron took an M.A. 
in Latin at the Univ. of Colo, in June. Her 
daughter Doris planned to enter the Univ. of 
Minn, this fall. Grace has been a director of 
a woman's chorus. 

ienevieve Cloyd had a 3 months' leave of 
absence last spring, the greater part of which 
was spent in Rome. She returned in August. 
Genevieve teaches Latin at Hunter Col. High 
School. 

Ada Comstock sailed Sept. 26 from Yan- 
couver to attend the Inst, of Pacific Relations 
in China. 



Katharine Crane >i>eiit her \.i<,iii«.n in 
Northern Michigan where six- had a small giift 
shop. 

Alice Fallows has been appointed by tin 
Univ. of Southern Calif, to teach an evening 
course in writing special feature artich 
Univ. College, Transports ti on Building. 

Alice Fisher spent the summer at 1 
Camp on Lake Champlain. She i> the bead 
of the French dept. in Hyde Park Mass. high 
school at Hyde Park, and is taking a course in 
the Engineering Economics Foundation <>t 
Boston. 

Lucia Gilbert is so much improved in health 
that she has returned to her work a^ field 
secretary for the Amer. Humane Educ 5 
until Christmas, and will spend the remainder 
of the winter at her home in Malone, N. Y. 

Alice (Goodwin) Schirmer's daughter Louise 
graduated in June from the l'ni\. of Wash.. 
Seattle. 

Franc (Hale; Wales's daughter Frances \\ as 
married Sept. 21 to Henry P. Adams. 

Jean Hough recently has taken an Alaska- 
Panama trip, a special study cruise connected 
with Clark Univ. 

Lucy Hunt went to Alaska and the Cana- 
dian Rockies last summer. 

Grace (Kelleyj Tenney announces the birth 
of a grandson, Allan Jr.. born to her daughter 
Eileen, Aug. 15 at Coronado. Calif. < »ra 
planning a winter in California. 

Jessie Lockett spent part of the summer in 
France and the remainder with her sistei 
Grace and her husband at Wilton Center 
S.ll. 

Florence (Low) Kelsey's daughter (Cather- 
ine '30 is teaching at Miss Mills' School in 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Edith (Montague) White has a granddaugh- 
ter, born Sept. 8 to her son Montague of 
Andover, Ct. 

Frances Otis spent part of the summer at 
Yilla Les Yallerques, Cannes. She reports 
that the high spots of her winter in Florence 
were the Congress of the S. P. C. A., at which 
19 nations were represented, and the Garden 
Exhibit. 

Frances (Seymour) Hulse's daughter Char- 
ity entered Sweet Briar this fall. He; 
Frederick is in Japan carrying on his work in 
anthropology after 6 successful months' work 
in Honolulu. Her daughter Mary is moving 
to Atlanta, Ga. Frances and her husband 
expect to spend the winter in Cuba. 

Mary Smith McKenney has continued 
her work as state treas. at 105 18th Av., North 
St. Paul. Minn. 

Alice Tallant was reelected chairman of the 
Disabled Women's Fund at the convention 
of the Women's Overseas Service League in 
July. The play which she put on for the 
convention and in which she acted \\ as « ritten 
by Dr. Maude Kelly who was an "adopted 
member" of '97 and a member of the Smith 
Unit. 

Florence (White) Talcott's son John Jr. is a 
student at Yale. 

Florence (Whiting) Graver's daughter 
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.mil i> to teach at the Beaver Country Day 
School. Florence has recently been appointed 
chairman of the Cong. Women's Work of 
Massai husett a 

r.x is«> 7 
Alice Carpenter is t<> be Head of Morrow 
I louse at Smith. 

Mabel ( Urt i> attended the Woman's Inter- 
denom. Home Mission Conference at East 
Northfield Mass. during the summer. 

Marx Lewis I.eitch spent the summer at 
Casco Bay, Me. See Current Publications. 

('.race Morris Bassick's youngest child, 
Marshall, entered Yale this fall. Grace is 
writing a book in Braille. 

Agnes (Slade Smith's youngest child, Sally, 
goes to Smith this fall from Emma Willard. 
1898 

Class secretary — Ethel M. Cower, 29 Mather 
St.. New Haven, Ct. 

Jennie (Bingham) Dowlin's youngest son, 
Win f red, was married Sept. 1930 to Calista 
Bristol. He graduated from Physicians and 
Surgeons at Columbia and is an interne at the 
Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Jennie 
reports an extensive trip last year to Iceland 
and Europe. 

Jessie Budlong after a very serious illness 
last winter has been spending the summer and 
fall with Nellie Wallace and is now quite 
herself again. 

Marion (Chapman) Jacobus's granddaugh- 
ter, Marion Hewitt Cook, is 1927's Class 
Baby. Her elder daughter, Katharine, is a 
graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School. 
Marion herself is still very busy with real 
estate and insurance business in Brooklyn. 

Frances (Comstock) Morton spent the 
summer abroad w ith all her family. Her son 
Copeland Jr. has graduated from Princeton 
and is studying law . 

Nancy (Cowperthwait) Houghton's daugh- 
ter Mary was married in June to Daniel Beers. 

Edith Esterbrook has recently had several 
interesting tramping trips. In June she 
spent a week in the Catskills going over 7 
peaks and camping in the open. She also did 
the trails at Minnewaska and later took some 
of the trails in the Carter Range of the White 
Mts. and the Long Trail at Williamstow n. 

Nellie (Fairchild Wallace is president of 
the Rhode Island Children's Aid Soc. She is 
interested in weaving and teaches handicraft 
.it the Gordon School in Providence. 

Mary Fowler's brother. J. Minot, died last 
July alter a day's illness. 

Leila Holmes Vaill's son Dudley Jr. 
graduated from Yale in June. 

Mary Joslin writes of a trip last summer to 
Lima (Peru \isiting the Canal Zone, Colom- 
bia, and Ecuador on the way. 

Lli/.ibeth Mullally is teaching at the Frank- 
lin School in Buffalo and visited Elisabeth 
I hacher at Rockport during the summer. 

Irain.- Osgood Baumann's son is study- 
ing lor a teacher's certificate in California. 
He has his MA. and is working for a Ph.D. 

Julia Pickett is now living at San Jose but 
Mary is >till j n San Diego. 

Ethel Woodberry spent most of the summer 



in motoring trips, going to Quebec and Mont- 
real and through the White Mts. She is 
busy at present with inventory work. 
1899 

Class secretary Miriam I )rury, 334 Frank- 
lin St., Newton, Mass. 

Abby 'Allen i Eaton's 2d daughter. Alice 
'29, is engaged to Park Johnson of Lincoln 
I 'niv., Pa. 

Clara (Austin) Winslow's son Richard is 
engaged to Portia Russell of Newton, Mass. 

Mary (Childs) Kendrick's husband died 
suddenly Sept. 23. 

Clarace (Eaton; Gait's daughter, Frances 
(Gait) Grigson '28, whose home is in London. 
is in America for several months. She has 
recently been visiting Ethel (Gilman) Braman 
in Newton, Mass. 

Ruth (Huntington) Brodel'sson Carl gradu- 
ated from Johns Hopkins Univ. and spent the 
summer on a geological tour in northern 
Maine. The rest of the family camped as 
usual on Lake Ahmic in Ontario. 

L^unice (Klock) Dunning and daughter 
Alma '30 spent last spring touring California 
with an extended stay in La Jolla and Los 
Angeles. 

Grace (Mossman) Sawyer's daughter Helen 
was married to Walter Ryman of Pittsburgh 
June 27. 

Ex- 1899 

Annabel (Abellj Lombard's daughter, Anna- 
bel Barrett, has started a school for girls at 
Rockville Center, L. I. Mrs. Barrett is a 
graduate of Barnard. 

1900 

Class secretary — Mrs. Herbert L. Sutton 
(Frances Howe', Westover Rd., Litchfield, 
Ct. 

Cora (Delabarre) Hunter's daughter Louise 
was married to Edward McLean of New 
York, Sept. 5. The bride is Wellesley '27 and 
the groom Williams '24 and Harvard Law '29. 
He is practicing law in New York. Addres 
25 7 W. 11th St., N. V. C. 

Adelaide Dwight landed in New York Jub 
24. Address, 7 Silver St., South Hadley, Mas 

Otto A. Poirier, husband of Leslie (Mitchell) 
Poirier, died Apr. 22. Leslie's daughter 
Eleanor enters Smith this fall. Her son Wil- 
liam is a sophomore at Antioch. 
1901 

Class secretary — Mrs. John Barker (Miriam 
Trowbridge), 5 Crofut St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Anna (Bradford) Hubbard, who entered 
Smith with our class but was unable to finish 
the course, received her degree this year w ith 
the Class of 1931, "as of the Class of 1901." 

Helen (Harsha) Sherman's daughter Bar- 
bara '28 was married in July to Carl Kayan of 
New York. 

See Current Publications for Ethel Haw kins 

Hannah (Johnson) Stoddard's oldest son. 
Johnson, was married Sept. 5 to Constance 
Brandon of Hempstead, L. I. The bride is a 
Yassar graduate. Hannah's 2d son, Good 
win, has announced his engagement to Jessie 
Stuart of New York, also a graduate of Vas 
sar. Her youngest son, David Gould, will 
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1902 

Class secretary Mrs. Henry Burr (Ursula 
Minor), 5515 High Dr.. Kansas City, M<> 

Mary (Bancroft) Phinney reports \ girls 
prepared .it Knox as entering Smith this yeai 

Achsah (Barlow) Brewstei and hci artist 
husband arc living in the south ol ['ranee, to 
be near their daughter Harwood, who is in 
school in England. Edith Lewis \ isited them 
last summer. 

Rachel (Berenson) Perry's husband was 
one of the visiting lights of the Univ. of ( 'alif.'s 
summer session. 

[Catherine Berry took one vacation in Ber- 
muda in the early spring and later another at 
Casco Bay. She reports the celebration of 
her parents' 60th wedding anniversary. 

Helen Bryant and her mother toured the 
Berkshires, the Green Mts., and the Adiron- 
dacks last summer. 

Adelaide (Burke) Jameson has come to 
Northampton to be the 1 lead of Haven House. 

Gertrude (Champion) Ekins's husband has 
moved his printing shop to Saybrook, Ct. 
Their son Robert was married in Feb. -1928 to 
Elizabeth Jona. Last spring, while recuperat- 
ing from an illness at his mother's, he lost 
most of his possessions in a fire that destroyed 
his New York studio. Gertrude's daughter 
Margaret was married in Feb. 1930 to Burrell 
Stallard and with her husband took work at 
Columbia before going to Bloom field (N. J.) to 
live. Mr. Stallard is in the research dept. of 
the Bell Telephone Co. 

Edith Claflin and her sister "rested" in 
Europe last summer, spending one month at 
Ihiey, near Oxford, and one at Weimar. 

Adeline Davidson spent August at the 
Ontwood, Mt. Pocono, Pa. 

Jennie (Emerson) Burnham's sister Alice 
died in the burning of a sanitarium in Stam- 
ford (Ct.) last spring. Jennie's mother, who 
was a patient there, had been removed to a 
place of safety, but Alice, not knowing this, 
went back to save her and lost her own life. 

Edna French's brother, who is a member of 
the Yale faculty, is to be head of one of the 
new "Harkness Houses," and spent the sum- 
mer in England observing the system that is 
to be used at Yale. 

Lucretia (Hayes) Sherry's son Norman 
entered Dartmouth this fall* 

Mary Howe has been appointed chairman 
of costumes for our 30th Reunion. 

Edith Hurlburt is teaching in the Stamford 
Ct. high school. 

Maude (Mellen Nelson and her family 
spent the summer in the far West. 

Ursula (Minor) Burr has been appointed 
chairman for Missouri on the Women's Natl. 
Committee of Washington Cathedral. In 
August, she, Nell Carter, Marguerite Rapp, 
Susie Raymond, Lilian McGarry, Helen Riggs, 
and Gertrude Tubby had a reunion at the 
N. Y. Smith Club. 

Emma (Otis) Wilson's youngest son. Clark, 
entered Hotchkiss this fall. 

Martha (Riggs) Griffith is studying painting 
in Florence. 

Edla (Stout) Steele's health is almost en- 



tirel) restored, after being much under par 
for several \ ears. 

I lelen Walbridge has given up her children's 
i linic, her woi k w ith the Bell telephoni I 
employees having so increased thai ii till - hi i 
time. 

Dorothj "> oung is spending hei sabbatical 
year exploring the southwestern I . S. for 
traces ol earl) Indian life in the desert coun 
try. 

Ex 1902 

Lilian (Abel! McGarrj is continuing her 
work as a concert pianist and is studying with 
the Lhevinnes. Last summer she cruised 
with her husband on their yacht Alouette. 

Address, 217 04 Laurence Blvd.. Bavside 
V Y. 

Helen (Atherton < lo\ ier's son Jack entered 
Penn State Col. last year. 

Marian Harris was chairman of the Mont 
clair Smith Club's committee on the Semi- 
centennial last spring, but alter compl- 
the arrangements had to give up the honor of 
being their chief banner-carrier in favor of a 
trip to a sanitarium. Later she did rehearsals 
of Marguerite Fellows Melcher's play lor the 
June garden party of the All College Club. 
Still later she took a trip in her new Buick to 
the White Mts. and Canada, which she pene- 
trated so far that even the road signs were in 
French. 

Elsa (Weideman) Mueller sends in news 
that has been accumulating for a long time. 
We knew that she was married, but her 5 chil- 
dren seem never to have been reported. < toe 
of these has died from infantile paralysis, and 
the others range in age from 6 to 14 years, 
keeping Elsa still a "busy, home-staying 
mother."' 

1903 

Class secretary Mr>. Herbert M. Kempton 
(Klara Frank), Box 28, Mercersburg. Pa. 

Ruth Baker's mother died last February 
after a long illness. Lor the last two \ 
Ruth has been teaching in Plymouth. She 
has returned to her old position as head of the 
Frenchdept.at Abbot Acad.. Andover M 
from which she had resigned to be at home 
with her mother. 

Gertrude (Beecher) Lark and family spent 
the summer motoring in Europe. 

Myrta I Booker Robinson's husband. ( "leni- 
ent F. Robinson, was elected president of the 
Natl. Assn. of Attorney-Generals at the con 
vention of the American Bar Assn. held in 
Atlantic City in September. 



Helen Geronu 



!8, daughter of Alice 



(Bradley Geromanos, was married in June to 

Stanley Curtis. Harvard '24, and they are 

living in Bridgeport. Ct. 

Marion (Conant Damon's ger was 

married in August to Ruth Talbot J- 
Baldw insville. Roger is the elder of Marion's 
children. He graduated from Vale '29, and 
now is in business in Boston. 

Marion (Evans) Stanwood has a very 
pleasant new position as asst. to the princi- 
pal of the Cambridge School. Kendall Green. 
Weston Mass. . and house mother for the 
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Shirley lives. It was formerly the Cambridge 
Haskell School and has branched out with 
fine new buildings as a country <la\ and 
boarding school. 

I ouise (Freeman) Stone's son John i^ now 
i vice-consul in Berlin, having successfully 
passed the foreign service examinations. 
Louise and her husband and two daughters 
left rather suddenly in July for a European 
trip. Louise's older daughter, Paulina, is go- 
ing to Mount Holyoke this fall. 

Rina Maude Greene had a sonnet in the 
H<)st<>)i Herald, July 31. (See Current Pub- 
lications.! 

Susan (Kennedy) Tully occupied her sum- 
mer taking a course at the Harvard Summer 
School and indulging in a long-desired wish to 
keep bees. She had two hives of Italian bees 
and cared for them herself attired in the usual 
" bee veil." Susan has also branched out as a 
genealogist and will hunt up your New Eng- 
land ancestors. (See her advertisement!) 

Marguerite (Prescott) Olmsted became a 
grandmother on July 7 when a son was born 
to her daughter Janet. Janet is our class 
daughter, consequently young John is of 
special significance to 1903. The Wortleys 
live in Chicago where Dr. Wortley is interne 
at St. Luke's Hospital. 

In October 1030, Isabel (Rankin) Grant and 
her husband, Lieut. Col. Homer B. Grant, and 
daughter Janet sailed via the Panama Canal 
for Honolulu where the Colonel was ordered. 
They are now stationed at Port Kamehameha 
and Isabel is very happy in the life there. 
Janet is in the Pumio school (founded 80 
years ago by the missionaries for their chil- 
dren). Isabel sees much of Alice (Jones) 
Lewis both socially and in the activities of the 
Smith Club, which is a flourishing affair in 
I lonolulu. 

Ruth Stevens resigned her position as state 
director of the Mass. Girl Scouts recently in 
order to accept an appointment to the na- 
tional field staff. She will have the respon- 
sibility of supervising Girl Scout activities in 
the New England territory. 

Alta (Zens) Vineyard's son James graduated 
last June from the Univ. of Missouri "with 
distinction" and this year enters Harvard 
I .aw School. Alta reports travels both abroad 
and in this country and says that she will 
probably be in Los Angeles until March and 
then east until June. 

Ex- 1903 

Inez Damon, of the faculty of the Lowell 
State Normal School, was the instructor in 
" Methods of Teaching Public School Music," 
a course given in the Boston Public Library 
in connection with the univ. extension courses 
of the State dept. of educ, in October. 

Alice (Jones) Lewis and her husband, 
Abraham Lewis, celebrated their silver wed- 
ding anniversary last April in Honolulu. 
They came back to the U. S. in June 1930, 
when their son Dudley graduated from Har- 
vard. On their way home they stopped in 
Washington to have luncheon with President 
Hoover, a classmate of Mr. Lewis's at Stan- 
ford Univ. We see by the paper that Presi- 



dent Hoover and Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, 
also Stanford '94, are planning a reunion of the 
Varsity champion football team of '94 of which 
Herbert Hoover was student treas. and Abra 
ham Lewis one of the ends. Walter Gamp 
was coach. 

Luella Stewart has been in the King's Co. 
(N. Y.) Register's office since 1906, and will 
be retired on a pension in a very few years. 
She spends her vacations at the Art Colony, 
Woodstock, N. V. 

Irene (Wheelock) Gilpatric's daughter 
Rhoda, who graduated from Mount Holyoke 
in 1929, has announced her engagement to 
Richard Ross Ketchum, Harvard '29. 
1904 

Class secretary — Eleanor Garrison, 21 Griggs 
Ter., Brookline, Mass. 

Marion Clapp has added to her Shakespeare 
programs one based on Gilbert and Sullivan 
operas. "She sets forth a bit of plot in one, 
the background in another, and impersonates 
a great variety of characters, costuming each 
one in a quick and clever way." Marion has 
moved to the lower half of a big old-fashioned 
house with a garden in Newton Center. The 
lawn stretches down to Crystal Lake. 

Miriam Clark, president of the welfare 
committee of the Northampton Woman's 
Club, took an active part in the establishment 
of a fruit and vegetable exchange through 
which surplus garden products found their 
way to people suffering from unemployment. 
A successful clothing center was also estab- 
lished from which some 15,000 garments were 
distributed. 

Leslie (Crawford) Hun's daughter Elizabeth 
ex-'31 was married to Robert G. McAUen in 
June. 

Josephine (England) Covey has "a really 
lovely inn on Shelter Island. This location is 
choice and the boating, bathing, and fishing 
are fine." This news comes from Dorothea 
(Wells) Holt. 

Martha Lane spent her vacation in the 
Eldorado Natl. Forest. 

Margaret (Mendell) du Bois has transferred 
her residence from Genoa to Naples where her 
husband was assigned as American Consul 
General in August. 

Louise Partenheimer is secretary of the 
Greenfield Woman's Club. 

Margaret (Sawtelle) Smith says, "Oroville 
(Wash.) is a metropolis after Molson; it has 
800, many of them orchardists raising peaches, 
apricots, tomatoes, and apples. We are on 
the Caribou Trail into Canada." 

Elisabeth Telling writes enthusiastically 
from Bali. 

Mary van Kleeck sailed for Amsterdam in 
July to be at the World Social Economic Con- 
gress of the Internat. Indus. Relations Assn. 
of which she is vice-president. Mary is also 
vice-pres. of the Internat. Conference of Soc. 
Work. 

"A. M." Wright was represented at the 
exhibition of paintings and sculpture held 
recently in Wilton, Ct. 

Ex- 1904 

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October. She expects to spend the winter in 
Taormina. 
Daisy (Gamage) Specht's daughter Isabel 

has announced lier engagement to Charles 
Mott of Flint, Mich. 

Louise (Lynch) Campbell spent the summer 
with Edith Souther '02 at whose excellent tea 
house, "The Anchorage," in Yarmouth port, 
she managed the gift shop. Louise is an 
enthusiastic purveyor of Withers hand-quilted 
garments and bedspreads which she sells in 
Minneapolis in winter. Her daughter Eliza- 
beth, a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs 
School in Boston, is married to G. F. I Inbbard 
of Minneapolis. 

New Address. — Mrs. David W. Campbell 
(Louise Lynch), 2508 Third Av. S., Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

1905 

Class secretary — Mrs. Clark Hill (Katharine 
Clark), 401 Main St., Catskill, N. Y. 

Ella (Burnham) May and her daughter 
have been in Cambridge (Mass.) with Helen 
Norwell, Pearl Salsich, and Anne Alden and 
with Helen (Gross) Chandler, at the old Gross 
summer home at Hatchett's Point. Helen 
and her husband, who was competing this 
fall in the senior Eastern Golf Tournament at 
Fisher's Island, spent the summer at Rangeley. 

Muriel (Childs) Dyer's husband, Walter A. 
Dyer, has a new book out, published by the 
Century Co., "Sprigs of Hemlock." 

Clara (Clark) Brown, having resigned her 
position at the Indus. Union, Boston, as head 
of the application bureau, took the summer 
course at Smith in piano, harmony, and music 
appreciation. 

Mary (Hastings) Bradley, her husband, 
daughter Alice, and Dr. Harry Bigelow, Dean 
of the Chicago Univ. Law School, returned 
from Africa the last of Jul)-. They were 5 
months covering 3000 miles, crossing Africa 
overland; then they flew north from the 
Congo Soudanese border and did 3000 more 
miles in 4 days — three in the air and one on 
the ground. They emerged finally via Cairo, 
then "rambled" (Mary's own words) over to 
Athens, to Istanbul, to Venice, just in the 
mood for lazy gondolas, the Lido, and the 
color of St. Mark's — then to Florence where 
Mary and Alice divided their ecstasies "be- 
tween underwear and art," a few days in 
Paris, a few hours at the Exposition, and the 
Mauretania home. Alice entered Miss Wea- 
ver's School at Tarrytown (X. Y.) for college 
preparation. (See page 40.) 

John and Marguerite (North) Tilson and 
three children motored cast from California 
in July, stopping en route in Chicago with the 
Bradleys and in Cleveland with the Taplins. 
A high spot of the trip was the visit of the 
Tilsons'to the Will Rogers Ranch. 

Marion Rice is Inning an indefinite vaca- 
tion as Dean of the Simmons Col. School of 
Nurses. Her nephew, Howard Rice, is teach 
Ing this year at the Sorbonne instead of at the 
French school where he has been for the last 
two years. 

Fannie Root studied during August at the 
School of Horticulture in Ambler, Pa. 



Ex 1905 
\i w Address. Mrs. Morgan B. I rarlock 
(Jessie Girvan), 25 Parkview Av.. Bronxville, 

N.Y. 

1906 
Class secretary Fannie II. Robinson, 32 S, 
Munn Av., Easl < >range, V J.; us • 
— Mrs. Lewis V Murray (Barbara Kauri 
ni.mii), "Dunkeld," W. Lake Rd., Dunkirk. 
N.Y. 

Sarah Bartlett went on a Bhort Cruise t" 

Newfoundland, Labrador, and the Grenfell 
Missions in July. In September -lie tramped 
38 miles through trails in the Green Mts. in 
5 da\ s. 

Margaret (Davia [de and her boys had a 

fine summer <n Bear Lake, a charming spot 

" in the midst of the tall pines, firs, and oak> of 
California, at an altitude of 6500 It." I he) 
were in cabins belonging to her Bister, I .wen 
(Davis) Prendergast 16, with whom tin 
to live in Redlands. 

Edith Flagg went to Bermuda in June. 

Mary (Kittredge) Rogers' son I .uy i> a 
freshman at Wesleyan. He was valedictorian 
of his class at Haddonfield (N.J.) High School 
and was awarded one of the regional scholar- 
ships offered by Wesleyan. 

Frances Pol's family have made an interest 
ing discovery following the publication in 
France of the "Life of Pere Marie Antoine," 
whose name was Francis Clergue before he 
entered the Capuchin order. This is the 
name of Frances's French grandfather and of 
the eldest son in each generation. A petition 
for the canonization of Pere Marie Antoine as 
the Saint of Toulouse is made because he led 
the first pilgrimage to Lourdes on loot. 

Bertha Reed sailed on the Bremen in Sep- 
tember for a second year at the art school 
which she attended in Munich last winter. 
During July she was in Bluehill Me. re\ iew - 
ing German with a former teacher whose pupil 
she had been in Worcester high school. 

Fannie Robinson's mother died in March, 
14 months after the death of her lather. Dr. 
and Mrs. Robinson fust attended Smith 
Commencement in 188 ( >. They pledged their 
3 daughters to Smith then and lived to fulfill 
that pledge. They were present at the Com- 
mencement exercises of each daughter. 

Grace Wartield motored through New I 
land instead of spending the summer in Eu- 
rope as she has done for the p ist 8 ye 
1907 

Class secretary Mrs. James L. Goodwin 
(Dorothy Davis), 10 Woodside Circle. Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

Mary (Goodman) Carson has announ 
the engagement of her daughter Shirley to 
Benjamin Kendall of East Greenwich, R. I 
Shirley has attended Antioch Col. for three 
years and this year is teaching at the Ethical 
Culture School at Kieldston, V \ 

I larriel Murph) Finucane's large family 
are attending the following institutions <>f 
learning: Kathleen is at Walter Reed Hospital 
taking a postgraduate course in occupational 
therapy; Thomas entered Yale; Daniel, 
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Willard; while Anne is in her second year at 
the Sacred Heart Convent at Albany, N. Y. 

Helen (Tread well) Wilkinson's husband has 
been made assistant to the Dean of the Cathe- 
dral of the Incarnation at Garden City (L. I.) 
and on their return from Europe in August 
they moved to that place. 

Eileen (Markley) Znaniecki's husband, 
Florian Znaniecki, has been appointed visiting 
professor of education at Teachers Col. 
1908 

Class secretary Mrs. James M. Hills (Helen 
Hills), 876 Carroll St., Brooklyn. X. V. 

Eugenia (Ayer) Cutts's daughter Jeanette 
is instructor in English and coaches girls' 
sports at the Portland (Me.) High School. 

In July Mabel (Beasley) Hill and her 
husband took their children on a trip through 
the Yellowstone, on to the Pacific coast, and 
home by way of the Canadian Rockies. 
Their elder son is a junior at the Univ. of 
Washington. 

Bella Coale writes: " We had a very success- 
ful camp season. The convention of the 
Natl. Assn. of Organists in New York be- 
ginning Labor Day was far and away the best 
ever; I'm looking forward to a happy winter 
with 4 choirs in Upper Montclair." 

Constance Churchyard has surprised us all 
by departing from our midst and traveling to 
California. Her plan had been to continue at 
Beaver Country Day School, but instead she 
has a year's leave of absence to try out the 
extremely interesting position of principal of 
the Girls' Collegiate School in Glendora, near 
Los Angeles. The school is about 40 years 
old and was founded by 2 eastern women. 
It was originally a day school in Los Angeles, 
but 5 years ago was moved out to the country. 
There are about 100 students of whom 10 are 
day students. Constance adds, "The site of 
Collegiate is beautiful beyond words. We 
are half way up a mountain and look across 
the San Gabriel Yalley filled with orange 
groves. The school property of 50 acres has 
17 acres 'in oranges.' The buildings are 
simple but well designed and perfectly suited 
to the physical situation. If the place could 
run on scenery, this would be the finest in- 
stitution in the United States." 

Edith (Cowperthwaite) Egbert's older 
daughter, Marjorie, is a freshman in Comstock 
House. She was a delegate to the Freshman 
Conference. 

Louise (Dunn) Spaulding's daughter Janet 
is studying at the School of Fine Arts & 
Crafts in Boston. Loraine is in Cushing 
Academy in Ashburnham; only her son is at 
home and now in high school. 

Gladvs Gilmore has moved to the Hotel 
New Weston, 34 E. 50th St., N. Y. C, and 
hopes that any 1908er who visits the Club 
will "give her a ring." 

Helen illillsi Hills checked her children in 
camp in Maine and departed ill late August 
for the West for a 3 weeks' holiday with her 
husband. She thoughl to search out Ql aki- 
i-.kl.v notes in person, and coming to Seattle 
.liter Glacier National Park, tried the five 
1908 members: Katherine 'Kerr Crowder, 



Edna (Kilbourne) Stewart, F2va Graves, 
Mildred (Towne) Powell, Helen (Allmond) 
Wanamaker. A maid reported one out-of- 
town until October, the next line did not 
answer, the third was temporarily discon- 
tinued, and finally only Helen Wanamaker 
was reached. She reported the family well, 
and the only recent travels a trip with Dr. 
Wanamaker to medical conventions in Los 
Angeles and St. Louis. Helen returned east 
by way of the Canadian Rockies, with a good 
deal of emphasis on Lake Louise and Lake 
O'Hara. 

Helen Hyndman has bought out her partner 
and is now owner of Ball cS: Wilde Bookshop 
at 80 Broad St., X. Y. C. 

Mabel (Jones) McKay is back from a per- 
fect trip of 10 weeks abroad, her husband 
joining her for the last few days in England 
and Wales. 

Marjory (Lewis) Comings reports: "A 
glorious summer at Orr's Island with Mar- 
garet Steen and Helen fBarrJ Smith." 

Laura (McCall) Xorthup reports for the 
3 oldest of her 7 children that Virginia is a 
junior in the Health Education Dept. at 
Stroudsburg Teachers College, Jean is a 
sophomore at Elmira, and Robert a freshman 
at Colgate. 

Alice (Merriam; Atwater's daughter Cath- 
erine was a counselor this summer at Mrs. 
Bleecker's Camp at Xiaweh, X. Y. 

Sophia (Opperj Plimpton has a daughter 
entering Smith ; her son is a senior at Deerfield 
Academy. 

Glenn (Patten) Crawford writes: "We are 
all hopelessly 'Hoosier' now. I am starting 
my second year as gen. sec. of the Y. W. C. A. 
in Terre Haute; my son is a senior at Indiana 
Univ. and editor-in-chief of the 'Year Book,' 
while Barbara entered the University this fall 
and is pledged to Theta." 

Jane Provost has been traveling again, a 
motor trip this time through Central European 
countries. She found conditions more diffi 
cult and depressing than at home. 

Helen (Reed) Randolph's oldest daughte 
enters Yassar this fall. 

Louise (Stevens) Bryant sailed in October 
for a 6 weeks' holiday in England. 

Alice (Walton) Wheeler's older son, Mark, 
goes to Deerfield Academy this fall. 

Mabel (Wiggins) Cochrane writes: " I had a 
delightful motor trip through Xew England 
with Carrie this summer, spending 4 hours in 
Xorthampton, the first time since 1915. My 
son Jack spent the entire summer working on 
a dairy farm in Castile, rising at 4:30 each 
morning to start work." 

Edna Willis writes: "Some may 'hanker' 
for Russia, but after my brief visit there this 
summer, I am more than ever convinced that 
U. S. A. is plenty good enough for me, 'the 
worker,' and I don't feel downtrodden to have 
to work lor a capitalist other than the 
I'. S. S. R. ahe biggest capitalist in the whole 
world). 

Ex- 1908 

Anna (Griggs) Dayton's son Griggs, Wil- 
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Sorbonne. Paul Jr. entered Williams this 
fall after a few years at a thrilling ranch school 
in Arizona. 

Rhea (Illingworth) Jernigan's daughter 

Alice was married Dec. 15, \ { )M) to Walter 
Cecil Dow ling of Sea Island Beach, Ga. Her 
son Sterling entered Emory Univ. this fall to 
study medicine. 

\i \\ Addresses. Mrs. Tracy A. Adams 
(Louise Burleigh), Chase Hill, North Adams, 
Mass. 

Mrs. Harper Silliman (Gertrude Cookman), 
1508 Pennsylvania Aw, Wilmington, Del. 

Mrs. John W. Simpson (Elsie Ely), 317 E. 
4°th St.. Savannah, Ga. 

Mrs. Clarence X. Callender (Ruth Hand), 
70S Beacon Lane, Merion Station, Pa. 

Susana Rogers, 1344 Elizabeth St., Denver, 
Colo. 

1909 

Class secretary Sarah B. Hackett, 320 
Tappan St., Brookline, Mass. 

Married. — Anne Reno to Ernest Steffens. 
Address, Box 103, Union City, N. J. 

Other News. — Elizabeth (Alsop) Shepard 
has given up her connection with Rosemary 
Hall and spent the summer with her two chil- 
dren at Lake George. 

Helen (Andrews) M inkier is serving for two 
years as regent of the Fort Dearborn Chapter 
of the 1). A. R. 

Elizabeth Brush is professor of history at 
Rockford Col. and has spent two recent 
summers in research study in France. 

Harriet (Byers) Deans spent July at the 
Dewey Riddle Ranch in Cody (Wyo.) and 
August at Nantucket. 

Beth (Crandall) Polk is president of the 
Eastern New York Smith Club. 

Estella (Damon) Warner, in addition to 
teaching mathematics and oratory, coaches 
interscholastic debates. Her son Roger was 
in the natl. semifinals of the Oratorical Contest 
on the U. S. Constitution last spring. 

Helen (Dana) Draper is the first member of 
1909 to report a child married! Her son 
Dana was married last spring to a Simmons 
'32 girl. 

Helen (Dunbar) Holmes and family spent 
July in England and after Mr. Holmes's 
return in August, Helen and her two children 
traveled in Europe. Deborah will spend the 
winter in Paris, and Dunbar is a freshman at 
Harvard. 

Mabel (Fillmore) Cole has a daughter in 
Kent Place School, Summit (N. ].), and a son 
at Culver Military Academy. 

Sheila (Foster) Allen had a delightful trip 
to the Hebrides this summer. See Current 
Publications. 

Certrude (Gilbert.) Drury, who is chief in- 
structor at the St. Louis Library School, read 
a paper at the A. L. A. Convention in New 
Haven in June. 

Henrietta Harris traveled this summer 
through the Balkan States, Turkey, and 
Greece. At the Vienna Congress in August 
she was reelected treasurer of the Internat. 
Federation of Business and Professional 
Women. 



Margaret Hatfield has finished writing her 
Becond play and is now working on another. 
She has been raising funds for tin- Hessian 
Hills School in Croton <N. Y.) which burned 

in the spring. 

Louise 1 1 [ennion I isher has been ap 
pointed l>\ the ( t. Legislature on the ( t 
Child Welfare Committee. Besides studying 
state conditions she is lecturing extent 
on child welfare subjects. 

Percy (Herrick) Macduff's daughter Ruth 

is spending her junior year in Spain. 

Bee lloiles has just been made health con- 
sultant for the N. J. State Board of ( Children's 
Guardians, with 2800 dependent and orphan 
children to keep well ! 

Nan (Linton (lark spent the summer at the 
Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 
continuing her research work with her hus 
band. She also wrote with enthusiasm of 
singing in Mr. Gorokholfs classes. 

Helen Marks, on leave of absence for the 
first semester from Penn. College lor Women, 
is visiting Europe 

Emilie (Martini Lew in writes that her son, 
with 10 other boys, had a thrilling trip this 
summer to Alaska, covering 14,000 miles. 

Ella (Mayo; Belz has a stepdaughter, 
Dorothea, who graduated in June from 
American Univ., Washington, D. C. Ella is 
president of the Falls Church P. T. A. 

Alice (Merrill) Ware is secretary of the 
Shelburne Falls School Committee and active 
in the Women's Club and P. T. A. She also 
does some income tax work in the w inter. 

Hannah (O'Malley) Dalrymple's oldest 
daughter graduated in June from the Domini- 
can Convent at San Rafael (Calif. J and her 
daughter Alice is a junior in the same school. 

Helen (Seymour) Young, who teaches 
contract, is an associate teacher at the Cul- 
bertson Studios and attended the Official 
System Convention in September. 

Marion (Smith) Bidwell and her husband 
have opened a travel bureau in Northampton. 

Myra (Thornburg) Evans took her young 
son (aged 13) to England last summer in 
response to a personal invitation to him from 
Hugh Walpole, whom Cadwallader met last 
winter in Pittsburgh. After several days in 
London with him "Bro" spent two weeks at 
his cottage in the lake country where Myra 
joined them for a few days. Her enthusiasm 
is beyond all words! 

Edna True sailed in August from Vaiuou\ ei 
for Japan and China where she will be until 
Nov. 1. 

Rosamond (Underwood) Perry reports that 
her chief occupation of late has been building 
a new house in Den\ • 

Katharine Wead has given up her library 
work in Pittsburgh and has begun a most 
interesting experiment with the Vt. Library 
Committee in rural library work. With head 
quarters in Burlington her book automobile 
covers 3 counties. 

Josephine (Whitne) Nixon and her hus- 
band have left California and will remain in 
the East while the two children are in coll 
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We learn with deep regret that the following 
deaths have occurred in the families of mem- 
bers of 1909: Emily Clark's mother died this 
Bummer; Annie (Lane) Dodge's mother died 
in June; Ethel (Lewis) Grose's mother died 
July 24; Grace (Seiler) Stroh's father died in 
April; Julia (Dole) Baird's father died Sept. 
22. 

Ex-1909 

Laura (McKillip) Loudon's son, W. McK. 
Loudon, has already had some of his verse 
published. 

Martha (Rafsky) Ginsberg's daughter is 
spending her junior year in France. 

Ceora (Thompson) Hufnagel has moved 
from Pittsburgh to Greenwich, Ct. 
1910 

Class secretary — Alice O'Meara, 12 Keswick 
St ., Boston, Mass. 

Married.— Grace MacLam to Samuel E. 
Richardson, June 30. 

Other News. — Edith (Cutter) Yates has 
recently adopted a baby boy. More about 
him later. 

Laura (Graham) Bronson has been ap- 
pointed Head of the Talbot House at Smith. 

Josephine (Keizer) Littlejohn had an ab- 
sorbing story in the Aug. 1 issue of the Satur- 
day Evening Post. 

Virginia (Peirce) Wood is trying not to 
appear to be a proud mother, with her elder 
son elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his 
junior year at Williams. He also won the 
Benedict history prize. He plays football, 
winning his varsity letter twice. The younger 
son leads his class at high school and plans to 
enter Williams in '32. He also plays football 
and wins medals in track. Virginia herself is 
president of the Dayton (O.) V. W. C. A. 
She is still interested in the Oakwood public 
schools, has been on the board 12 years, and 
may run for another term this fall. 

Elizabeth (Rawls) Herrick is taking a rest 
cure at Stony Wold Sanitarium, Lake Kusha- 
qua, N. Y. She expects to be at home early 
in December. 

After an interesting if problematic business 
year, during the course of which she opened 
an insurance agency of her own, Martha 
(Washburn) Allin enrolled as a summer stu- 
dent at the Univ. of Montana. She sketched 
with other students, swam, and went on 
week-end trips. Martha met a number of 
interesting authors in Missoula for a writers' 
conference. In September she rented her 
house and moved into an apartment hotel in 
Minneapolis. One of her boys is at school in 
Faribault (Minn.) and the other at Western 
Reserve Acad., Hudson, O. 
1911 

Class secretary Mrs. Joseph P. O'Brien 
(Margaret Townsend), 614 Madison Aw. 
Albany, N. Y. 

Married. Marjorie Addis to Aloys A. 
Robert, Sept. 25, at Brewster, N. Y. 

BORN.— To Marguerite (Butterfield) Ervin 
twins, Lavinia Millsaps and Louise Butter- 
held (unofficially Polly and Pat), Mar. 11, 1927. 

To Margaret (Cook) Thomson a son, James 
Claude Jr., Sept. 14. 



To Anna (Walsh) Reilly a 1st child, Joseph 
John Jr., Apr. 24. 

Other News. — Ethel Bailey has just 
returned from Barro Colorado Island in 
Gatun Lake, Panama, where she and her 
father were studying tropical flora in the 
Government wild life preserve. 

Katharine (Burrell) Sicard's oldest child, 
Katharine, w r as killed in an automobile acci- 
dent near Utica, Sept. 3. She was 18 and a 
sophomore at Swarthmore. 

Catharine Hooper and Edna True '09 spent 
the summer traveling in Japan and China, 
instead of in Russia as they originally planned. 

Winifred (Notman) Prince and her husband 
are building a house in Sw-arthmore, Pa. 
Winifred returned to Schenectady for a day 
in September to read a paper before the 
historical society there. 

Eleanor (Williams) Yandiver's husband, 
Maj. Almuth C. Vandiver, died June 22. 

Adaline (Moyer) Martin's husband, Arthur 
S. Martin, died last spring. 
Ex-1911 

Augustine Stoll has been selected as an 
"outstanding public health nurse" for assign- 
ment to the central rural health field unit, 
operating from the Board of Health head- 
quarters in Jackson, Miss. She was trained 
at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York and 
had nursed in France (during the war), 
Czechoslovakia, Texas, and New Mexico. 
1912 

Class secretary — Mrs. John R. Carlson 
(Henrietta Peabody), 25 Frederick St., 
Ncwtonville, Mass. 

Ada (Carson) Robbins and her husband 
motored through western New York in 
August and were royally entertained by 
Margaret (Burling) Kremers and Mary 
(Butler) Wright at Lewiston and Niagara 
Falls respectively. 

No edition of 1912 notes would be complete 
without an account of recent travels of Mary 
Clapp. This time we have to record a visit to 
Frances (Carpenter) Huntington in Virginia. 
Mary tells us that "Frankie" is writing 
another new book but that she found time to 
play golf with Mary. Frances has aspirations 
toward a championship. On her way home 
Mary saw Edith (Williams) Haynes in New 
York. Edith spent the summer at Nonquit, 
near New Bedford, where she saw Ann 
(Waterbury) Safford. Mary will be at the 
School of Social Work in Boston this winter. 

Gladys (Drummond) Walser, president of 
the Japan Smith Club, was one of the first 
Americans to greet Col. and Mrs. Lindbergh 
when they landed at Kasumiguara, the naval 
base for Tokyo. We quote from a letter to 
her mother:". . . the plane circled gracefully- 
over the lake and then dropped to a perfect 
landing on its pontoons. Col. Lindbergh 
taxied to the pier. Japanese sailors attached 
the tow lines while the fliers alighted amidst 
cheers. The minister of the navy and other 
officials greeted them, then Ambassador 
Forbes and Mrs. James Russell, the Am- 
bassador's sister. The rest of us held back 
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introduced." Mrs. Walser returned to Tokyo 
by train with the Lindberghs. The Smith 
Club gave a luncheon for Mrs. Lindbergh at a 
mountain resort not far from Tokyo at which 
Gladys presided. 

We learned just too late for insertion in the 
last Quarterly that Josephine (Hamilton) 
llubbell lost her husband last winter after an 
illness of several months. 

Incredible as it may seem, the sons and 
daughters of 1912 are beginning to enter 
college. Our Class Baby, Elaine Davis, is 
scheduled as Smith '35, and Margaret 
key) Hayes's eldest son, Richard, has 
obtained his certificate of admission to Har- 
vard. As he is only 16 years old he will spend 
the winter at Exeter Academy and will have 
Professor Cushwa (Betty Tucker's husband) 
in his English course. 

Another of our noted travelers is Ruth 
Lawrence, who has returned from Europe and 
is visiting on Long Island. 

Dorothy Marcus spent a month this sum- 
mer camping in Maine. 

According to Eleanor (Marine) Alley she is 
the oldest mother in the class with a first baby. 
Eleanor's daughter, now about a year old, is 
the subject of an enthusiastic paragraph in a 
letter from Gladys Baily, who recently spent a 
day with Eleanor at her home near New York. 

Louise Michael's father died very suddenly 
some months ago. 

Many rumors of new jobs are in the air, 
but one which we can report with certainty is 
Lucy O'Meara's. On Oct. 1, Lucy will head 
the Appointment Bureau of the Women's 
Educ. and Indus. L'nion in Boston. Lucy 
and her sister Alice enjoyed a 7 weeks' trip 
last summer in Europe. 

Ruth (Paine) Blodgett has been winning 
athletic laurels this season. She won a 
number of tennis trophies for middle-aged 
married couples and a swimming cup in the 
matron's race at the local beach club. Ruth 
and her husband took 5 children on a cruise 
down the Maine coast, and at last reports she 
was threading her way around the Gaspe 
Peninsula. 

" I have worked all summer on the farm- 
house and am not much further along than 
before," writes Catharine Pierce. Between 
conferences with her students at RadclifTe she 
runs out to Marlboro (Mass.) and drives a few 
nails in the 200-year-old homestead she is 
reconstructing. 

1913 

Class secretary — Mrs. Alexander Craig Jr. 
Helen Hodgman), 314 E. 17th St., Brooklyn, 

Born. — To Miriam (Pratt) Gyger a son, 
David Elliot, Aug. 7. This makes our prize- 
winning family of seven. Miriam writes: 
'The happiest event of 1931. He came at a 
ime to be a great comfort to mother and me 
<>r my father died July 14." 
Other News. — Since her husband's death 
aroline (Paulman) Beers has been running 
lis business in spite of a bad attack of "flu" 
md a serious accident to her little son's eye 
vhich resulted in total blindness of the eye. 



r Phyllis (Fergus Hoyt: Martha < toborne 
Kranstover Bent a clipping from a < h 
paper telling of Phyllis s nun ins from I I 
to New Haven, vt. It spoke in glowing 
terms of her musical genius and the i harm ol 
her home life. Phyllis is undoubted!) a 
figure of note in the musical world. 

Helen Knox is noted in "We See !>v the 

Papers." 

Irene (Overlj Cowan is singing over the 
radio from the Pittsburgh studios when she is 
not tripping oi er this country and ol 

May (Taylor) Cunningham is to teach eu 
rythmics al the Shiple) School in Bryn Mawr 
this winter. 

Mary (Lorenz) Van Deusen wrote on the 
train on her way west to sail lor China: "We 
are on the other side of Butte having had 1 

wonderful days in Yellowstone. My husband 
and the two big children .uc crossing the 
continent in the Dodge and I met them at 
Billingsand drove through the Park w ith them. 
I shall stay with a cousin in Eugene I 
until they catch up and then we may a 
down the coast together if there is time. \\ . 
sail on the 5. S. President Pierce July 31 from 
San Francisco. At Kobe, Van will tab 
car and the little boys on to Tsingtao direct 
and the other two who are 12 and 14 will ^<> 
with me to Ping-yang, Korea, where I shall 
leave them in the American School for the 
winter. I hope they can come to China lor 
Christmas though it is a long trip. Our 
address in China is the same as before. 
Register.} I shall be glad to be settled in my 
own home again though it was hard to leave 
America — harder than before, I think. - ' 
1914 
Class secretary Mrs. Philip Robinson 
(Lois Gould), 29 Church St., Ware. Mass, 

Married.- -Alice Harrow to Dr. < leorge II. 
Rounds of the dept. of applied psychology at 
Columbia, Aug. 22. Alice had a church 
wedding at Falmouth Foreside Me. . and a 
small reception was held at her mother's 
summer home in Yarmouth. They will be 
at home in New York after Now 1. 

Dorothy Seamans was married to Edgar A. 
Self, Oct. 7, at St. Bartholomew's Chapel in 
New York. Helen Moore, Katharine Knight, 
and Florence McConnell were the bridesmaids. 
Other News.— Ruth (Brown Harvey 
writes that her husband now has his offii 
the house. He is connected w ith the Gr» 
Purchasing Exchange. Her children are now 
nearly 2 and 4 years i >l 

Katrina I [nghara Judson's husband, James 
1). Judson, died suddenly last August fol 
lowing an operation. He held B.A. and 
M.A. degrees from Hamilton Col. and 1 i 
from Harvard, and was a very successful 
lawyer in Ctica. 

Florence McConnell has had a very stren- 
uous but interesting summer. She is private 
secretary to Mr Goodhue, who has i 
chairman of the committee working on the 
various agreements for ( iennan. Austrian, and 
Hungarian credits. She reports that she has 
literally been working day and night, and that 
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when she and Helen Moore drove up to 
Saranac Lake to visit Dorothy 'Simmons) 
Harris and her husband. 

('.race Middleton Roberts was operated 
on for appendicitis the week after she got 
home from Commencement and just as she 
was to move into her new summer home at 
Easthampton, N. Y. She writes, however, 
that she escaped the turmoil of moving and 
went from the hospital into a settled home. 

Ha/el Munroe writes that since the deatli 
of her father in 1929 she and her mother and 
sister spend their summers in North Jay (Me.), 
their former home, and make their winter 
headquarters at the Congress Square Hotel in 
Portland, Me. 

Agnes (Morgenthau) Newborg has been 
working on educational activities connected 
with the Horace Mann School in New York, 
which her children attend. 

Dorothy Ochtman has exhibited pictures 
this last year at the exhibitions of the Natl. 
Acad, of Design, The Natl. Assn. of Women 
Painters and Sculptors, Allied Artists of 
America, Soc. of Painters, Grand Central 
Galleries, etc. Recently she has been doing 
portrait work. Dorothy is president of the 
Greenwich College Club whose members are 
from over 40 colleges. 

Helen (Peters) Wilson and family spent the 
summer in Estes Park, Colo. 

Sophie (Pratt) Bostelmann is a member of 
the faculty of the Diller Quaile School of 
Music, N. V. C. She also taught at the 
Smith College Summer School of Music. 
Sophie Jr., aged 15, played the piano in a 
recital in Town Hall, New York, before a 
distinguished audience last spring and re- 
ceived most favorable comment. 

Elsie (Terry) Blanc and her 2 children have 
returned to this country after a most inter- 
esting and profitable year abroad in travel 
and study. 

Dorothy (Thorne) Fullerton was in New 
York for 6 weeks this fall, writing the history 
of the Chase National Bank. 

Janet (Weil) Bluethenthal writes: "No new 
news about myself or family, only the varia- 
tions that age and growing children bring. 
And always a bit of homesickness in October 
tor Northampton — the meadows and the tang 
of cider in the air. If the daughters don't get 
into Smith to give their mother a legitimate 
excuse for getting back to College, one 14er's 
heart will be mighty heavy." 
1915 

Class secretary Mrs. II. W. Lord (Hester 
Cunning), 459 Middlesex Av.. Metuchen, 
N.J. 

Born. lo Esther (Root) Adams a 3d 
child and 1st daughter, Persephone Fortune, 
July 20. 

To Nelle (Ryan) Daniel a I si child. Nancy 
Nelle, Aug. 14. 

omi k News. Katharine Boutelle re- 
ceived an M.A. in history from Colby Col. in 
June. Katharine did part of the work for 

hei M.A. .it \\ isconsin in 1929 and has finished 
it gradually. 

I orraine Comb is taking a course in nursery 



school training at Teachers Col. and living at 
Internat. House in New York. 

Florence Hanford went abroad last summer 
with the Pocono Study Tours. She visited 8 
countries, and spent a good deal of time in 
( iermany. Florence is teaching at Greenwich 
Acad., Ct. 

Guendolen (Reed; Stuart is back from the 
Philippines for a year, and her address until 
June 10, 1932, will be 1301 Center St., Newton, 
Mass. Her husband is attending the Harvard 
Grad. School of Educ, finishing the work on 
his Ph.D. 

II via Watters and her mother spent the 
summer at Killing, China, where she found 
four other Smith people. She expected to 
return to the hospital at W'uhu as soon as the 
Yangtze steamboat service returned to nor- 
mal. Hyla has been brushing up on her 
knowledge of the Morse code, and is able to 
send radio messages from the hospital in 
cases of emergency. 

Ex-1915 

Frances Hildreth is one of the 3 members, 
all women, of the firm of the St. John Letter 
Co., which does high grade printing and 
issues sales promotion letters for clients. 
This company, one of the largest of its kind in 
New York, occupies an entire floor in a large 
office building and employs over 60 workers. 
1916 

Class secretary — Mrs. George M. Lovejoy 
(Margaret King), 44 Oakcliff Rd., Newton- 
ville, Mass. 

Born. — To Irene (Copps) Crowley a 1st 
child, Cornelius Justin, Aug. 10. 

To Marguerite (White) Stockwell a 2d child 
and 1st daughter, Jean Frances, June 14. 

Other News. — Willie (Anderson) Meikle- 
john and her daughter spent part of the sum- 
mer in Charlotte (N. C.) with Willie's fam 
ily. 

Grace (Bentley) Crouch's mother died in 
June. Grace went to England with her 
husband and son for 6 weeks last summer. 

Ruth (Blodgett) Shedden won the New 
England Singles Championship in tennis at 
Hartford in June and the singles and women's 
doubles of the Cape Cod Clay Court Cham 
pionship at W'ianno in August. 

Frances (Bradshaw) Blanshard's husband. 
Brand Blanshard, has been appointed visiting 
professor in philosophy at Columbia Univ. 

Irene (Copps) Crowley's husband was mad' 
State's Attorney of Rutland County 1930-32 
Irene was supervisor of English grades at 
Rutland (Vt.) for two years, resigning in 
February. 

Justina Hill spent the summer in Europe. 
Ex-1916 

Horn. To Katherine I Burt) Crocker a 4th 
child and 3d son, David Curtis, June 24, 1924, 
and a 5th child and 2d daughter, Katherine, 
June 10. V)11. 

Other News. Dorothy Eaton exhibited 
her paintings in oil and tempera at the Essex 
Studios of East Orange and New York in 
May. She has also exhibited at the Arch 
tectural League (N. Y. C.) and at the Cor- 
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1917 

Class secretary— Mrs. Theodore X. I Ia\ [land 
(Esther Lippitt), 305 West End Av., Ridge 
wood, N. J. 

Several yellow eards have come in an 
nouncing determined hopes of being in North- 
ampton next June for our 15th Reunion. Let 
us all make one strenuous effort to return to 
Smith at that time and renew acquaintances. 
Your president has been working hard on 
plans in conferences with Aliee (Watson 
Campbell, who will be general chairman. 
Helena (Hawkins) Bonynge will have the 
responsibility of class supper. Here's to a 
spirit of friendliness and cooperation that will 
make for a grand good time to the mutual 
benefit of Smith and 1917! 

BORN. — To Katherine (Baker) Power a 
2d son, James Baker, Mar. 18. 

To Donna (Couch) Kern a 2d child and 1st 
daughter, Donna Natalie, Sept. 23. 

To Aldine (Frey) Utiger a son, Robert 
David, July 14. 

To Cora (Howland) Stafford a 2d daughter, 
Virginia Howland, Aug. 4. 

To Louise (Merritt) Callin a 2d child and 
1st daughter, Joan, June 30. 

To Elizabeth (Schenck) Logan a 4th child 
and 3d son, Robert Lee Jr., July 2. 

To Ruth (Shepard) Fast a son, Philip 
Shepard, June 22. 

To Florence (Smith) Marquis a daughter, 
Bernardine Orme, July 2.}. 

Other News. — Gladys At well spent last 

winter in Detroit visiting her sister. She 

■ enjoyed the hospitality of the very lively 

Smith Club, "of which Marion (Hooper) 

Augur is not the least lively member." 

Rachel (Blair) Bowers was chairman of the 
Springfield May-Day Birthday Party, and, 
as the new president of the Smith Club, is 
planning a fine program for the year. 

Martha Chandler has been appointed 
director of the new Wheaton Col. Nursery 
School, which is both a gesture of friendliness 
Irom the college to the town and an observa- 
tion center for the students of the psychology 
and education courses. She has finished her 
work for her Ed.M., which she will receive 
from the Harvard Grad. School of Educ. 

Lois (Clark) Sullivan has 4 active boys and 
has appropriatelv confined her outside activi- 
ties to P. T. A. and Mothers' Club work. 
This year she is president of the latter in 
Whiting, Ind. 

Marjorie Inman, captain of a Girl Scout 
troop and Council member, attended the 
Natl. Convention of Girl Scouts in Buffalo 
in October. 

Helen (Kingsley) McNamara is taking a 
course in music appreciation at Northwestern 
I niv. and is also a member of a discussion 
group on new non-fiction books. 

Marjorie (Root) Edsall: "One September 
'lay my husband, son, and I had our lunch on 
i the grass on the edge of Paradise. The 
College and campus looked grand and I can 
hardly wait for next June. Mary Gillett 
1 enters high school now; Smith in three more 
years!" 



Elizabeth (Schenck) Logan's mother >\n>\ 
Feb. 1 after an illness ol t wo yean. 

Eleanor Spencei i- In-. i'! ol the Dept. ol 
Fine Arts, I kmchei ( bl., Baltimore. 

Carolyn (Stearns) Stroud has been engaged 
to give .i series of lei tures on music appn 

t ion to a el lib in Greensboro, V ( She w ill 
also '"concert ize " throughout tin- state, ap- 
pearing in conceit .it Duke I'niv. in \o\eni 

ber, dividing the program with a sini 

We have another captain ol a Girl S out 
troop in Florem <• (Ward) Kane. Her little 
girl is a scout. She expects to go up to Coun- 
cil in February. 

Ella Wood is teaching in the Danbury high 
school. 

Lucile (Woodruff) Carlo, from .i new .id 
dress at 1633 ( re^t wood Dr.. It. \\ a\ ne. Ind., 

writes: "My daughters (3 and <>< and I 
tended the [nst. of Euthenics at Vassar this 
summer. I felt collegiate living in a dormi- 
tory and seeing my children one hour out ol 
the twenty-four. We .ill enjoyed it greatly. 
We drove home via Northampton to counter 
act the impression Vassar had made, but .1- 
there was no one on campus to entertain them. 
Vassar holds first place." 
1918 

Class secretary — Maren Mendenhall, 71 
Parkman St., Brookline, Mass. 

Married. — Mary Burton to Henry Gund 
Jr., May 1. at < '.race Church Chantry, N. YJ 
Mr. Gund is a graduate of Cornell and is in 
the investment business in New York. Sylvia 
(Smith) Shepard was Mary's matron of honor. 
They hope to live in Connecticut within coin 
muting distance of New \ 'ork. 

•Cora Henin to Michael M. Hurris, Mar. 8, 
1927. Cora continued to practice law after 
her marriage, but since the birth of her daugh- 
ter Sheila, Nov. 24, 1930, she says she has 
neglected "the law." 

Theodora Piatt to George V. Bobrinskoy, 
Sept. 2, in Evanston, 111. Mr. Bobrinskoy is a 
member of the faculty of the 1 'niv. of Or. 
teaching Sanskrit and the lustorv of India. 
1918 was represented at the wedding by 
Dorotln 1 Rose) llanderson, Dorothy Spurr 
Spendlove, Dorothy 1 Martin Foster, Helen 

.Perkins) Knight, and Maren Mendenhall. 

Theo will live at 1 $66 E. 57th St.. Ch 

Horn.- To Stella < ..inett I.ee a 2d 

daughter. Mar\ Josephine. Stella's husband 

has left Princeton and is now the director «>t 
the new llistor\ of Art Dept. at Northwestern 
Univ. 

To Marion (Lane) Thomas a 2d child an. I 
1st son, Peter Bright man Lane, July 1. 

To Elizabeth (Moore Manwell a son. 
John Parker II. M.i\ 28. Elizabeth is con 
tinuing her work, previously reported, al 
Syracuse Univ. and i* also on the editorial 
board of Childhood Education. 

To Katherine I Peck | ( ".itfoid a 3d child and 

2d son, Folger Peck, Apr 15. 

To Marion I aj lor Lyndon .1 son, Thomas 

Flint, Sept. 27. 

To Anne (White Meredith a daughter, 
Ann Cowan. May 14. 

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sister have returned from a 7 weeks' trip to 
Europe. An article appeared on the woman's 
I the World Telegram on Florence's 
pioneer work as a bond saleswoman. 

Kuth (Gardiner) Fleming, her husband, and 
son are taking the Pacific cruise for three and 
a half months this fall, nosing in and out of 
tin- Orient and the South Seas, and expect to 
be home by Christmas. 

Marjorie (Hanson) Turnbull's 2d son, 
William Davidson, horn May 2>, 1926, has 
not appeared in the QUARTERLY before. She 
.uid the 3 boys spent the entire summer in 
\m ,i Scotia. 

Charlotte (Laird) Decker's husband has 
been transferred to the Spokane office of the 
VVeyerhauser Sales Co., a lumber business. 

Sanc\ McCreary has left the Univ. of 
Maine faculty, where she has been for 3 years. 
The second semester she will be an instructor 
in the English dept. at Smith. She spent the 
summer abroad, chiefly in Scotland and 
England. 

Gertrude Marron is at the Inst, for Juvenile 
Research at the Univ. of Chicago. 

Anna (Mead) Franklin and Louise (de 
Schweinitz) Darrow spent 3 weeks at near-by 
cottages at a lake in Connecticut this summer. 
In August Anna drove up to Northampton. 

Winifred (Palmer) Bennett has moved from 
Pittsburgh to Cleveland. 

Katharine (Rice) Mollison and her husband 
took a trip to the West Indies and Panama 
last spring. While at Panama they spent the 
night on the Pacific side, arranging to fly back 
to their ship the next day. A storm broke and 
they returned with difficulty, the captain 
holding the ship until their return. In June 
they enjoyed a trip to Halifax and the Mari- 
time Provinces. 

Dorothy Spring received a Ph.D. from the 
Univ. of Pennsylvania in June. 

Dorothy (Spurr) Spendlove and her hus- 
band have built a new house in a wooded 
district near Rock Creek Park in Washington, 
D. C. Address, 2811 Albemarle St. X. \Y. 

Grace (Woods) Olcott went abroad for 6 
weeks this summer while her husband visited 
laboratories in Vienna and Germany. 

Ellen (Zinsser) McCloy and her husband 
have returned from a year in Paris and will 
live in New York this winter. 
Fx-1918 

BORN.— To Marion (Bailey) Brigham a 
daughter. Eleanor Bailey, Apr. 15. 

OTHE8 NEWS.- Aimed. i | Hastings) Burnett 
has been at Fort Riley, Kan., for 3 years where 
her husband is a captain in the Cavalry. 
She has 2 sons, ages 13 and 10, and the entire 
family enjoys the horseback riding which the 
Port affords. 

New Address. Mrs. Edwin M. Burnett 
' Aimed. i Hastings), 3A Carpenter Ct., Port 
Riley, Kan. 

1919 

Class secretary Mrs. Spencei M. Holden 
Krana Washington Irving Gardens, 

Tarrytown, X. Y. 

/'>/'> luncheon first Wednesday of month at 
N. V. South Club. 



Marrikd. — Mary Clark to Edward Ray- 
mond Dickinson, Sept. 5. Mr. Dickinson is a 
member of the Dickinson Shoe Co. of Lynn, 
Mass. Address, 59 Carter Rd., Lynn, Mass. 

Born.— To Harriet (Chatfield) Yinke- 
mulder a 4th child and 2d son, Charles 
Bradley, Sept. 8. 

To Gertrude (Gates) Morse a 4th child and 
3d son, Kingsley Gates, Mar. 30. 

To Frances (Halsted) Jameison twins, 
Timothv Cheney and Nancy Jane, Dec. 
30.1930. 

To Lucy (McHale) Willmott a 2d child and 
1st son, John Irving, July 29. 

To Dorothy (Merchant) Perrin a 1st child 
William Burton, May 13. 

To fean (Sinclair) Wanton a 2d child and 
1st daughter, Sinclair, May 11, 1930. 

To Marion (Tracey) Leahy a 2d child and 
1st daughter, Anne Marie, Apr. 19. 

To Julia (Treat) W'right a 3d son, Stanley 
Benjamin Jr., July 11. 

To Isabelle (W'illoughby) Mackenzie a 
3d child and 2d daughter, Constance Anne, 
Mar. 30. 

Adopted. — By Julia (Goetze) Pilling a 
daughter, Josephine, born Feb. 24, adopted 
when 3 months old. 

Other News. — Rachel (Arrott) McKnight 
and her 4 children spent the summer in 
Switzerland. 

Dorothy- (Atwood) Randall writes, "After 
a delightful summer at our new camp, I am 
back at the Keene High School teaching 
senior English and doing guidance work 
among all classes." 

Eleanor (Bedell) Burt from Pasadena 
writes, "Am acting as assistant in my hus- 
band's scientific laboratory. My 6-year-old 
son is in school. W'e love the West as much as 
ever as we go often on trips to the mountains, 
desert, or ocean." 

Helen (Bingham) Miller is president of 
the Denver Junior League. When she attended 
the Xatl. Junior League Conference in Cin- 
cinnati in May she met Leslie Harris, Marion 
Stoneman, Edith Bowne, and Louise Bon- 
bright. 

Henriette (Bloom) Jonap and her husband 
celebrated their 10th anniversary in July by 
taking a 3 weeks' cruise to the Caribbean. 
The Jonaps have bought a 30-acre farm, 10 
miles from Cincinnati and are living the lives 
of country gentlefolk. 

Cornelia (Bosch) Lininger sailed for Europe 
July 17. She writes, "W'e made our trip witl 
the 2 boys, and visited 7 countries. Wi 
missed Kay (Lamont) O'Donoghue as she was 
on the Baltic for the summer. Priscilla Eddy 
ex-'19 is visiting me this October. 

Betty Brown spent a night at Emma 
(Bennett) Kanaly's camp at Bridgeton (Me. 
as part of a motor trip through New England. 

Mildred (Busser) Bowman is president o' 
the Pittsburgh Smith Club. 

Mildred 'Conner J Updike brought he; 
children from Sebrin.i- (Fla.) to visit her 
mother this summer in Trenton. She als< 
visited Rosalind (Bement) Porter '20. 

Bernice (Decker) Taylor is "enjoying teach 



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mall group of piano Btudents and a class 
in car training and elementary harmony. 

1 hope to stud) organ this winter." 

Ruth i Dimock) O'Neil and her 2 boys spent 
the summer in the Adirondack^, near Laura 
Ellis. 

Doroth) (Fielder) Ingram is serving the 
Lake Forest (111.) League of Women Voters 
as vice-pres. tliis year. 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, formerly teacher of 
math, in Miss Madeira's School in Washing- 
ton, is now teaching at the Brearley School in 
New York, and is hoping to see many '19ers 
in New York. 

Doris (Gilford) Walkinshaw's daughter 
{Catherine died May 29 after a month's illness 
with pneumonia. 

Julia (Goetze) Filling has been doing "some 
volunteer work in the Children's Hospital 
in the Prevention of Disease dept. I believe 
Philadelphia has the pioneer department in the 
country in this field." 

Dorah (Herman) Sterne, Girl Scout Com. 
of Birmingham (Ala.) writes: "We had an 
exciting time this summer doing community 
canning. The Girl Scouts had charge of a 
demonstration kitchen in one of our high 
schools and for a number of weeks we put up 
soup mixture, vegetables, and fruits which the 
Rvd Cross family service is to distribute. 
We have thousands of quarts for our summer's 
work." 

Helen (Howes) Barker: "If you'd like 
some news, good or bad, here it is. My 6- 
weeks-old baby Helen died of pneumonia Feb. 
28 when I was south. My son contracted 
scarlet fever in April. Three weeks later my 
daughter came down with it, but by June 5 
we were out of quarantine. Since then a good 
summer." 

Rebecca (Jones) Butler attended the 6 
weeks' summer music school at Smith. She 
stayed with her cousin, Miss Whitaker, at the 
Northampton .School for Girls where Rebecca's 

2 boys had a delightful place in which to play. 
Frances (Lowe) Bell has moved from Win- 

throp to Auburndale and this summer she 
saw Jean (Dickinson) Potter at W'oods Hole, 
Mass. 

Mary McDonough, who teaches in Brook- 
lyn, spent the summer at Sandy Cove, Digby, 
Nova Scotia. 

Gladys (Mager) Ernst has come back east 
again after a year in Terre Haute (Ind.), and 
is living in White Plains, X. V. 

Dorothy Martin and her mother have 
moved from Xewtonville (Mass.) to New 
Rochelle, X. Y. Dorothy's brother Robert 
died \ery suddenly last June and she now 
makes her home with his wife and baby girl. 

Rebecca ( Mathis) Gershon plans to do some 
work at the Grad. School at Emory Univ. in 
Atlanta (Ga.i. •'maybe just for fun, maybe 
for an M.A." 

Louise Muller came back from 3 years in 
China to spend some time with her mother 
in St. Paul. She is now in Galveston (Tex.) 
BJ assistant directress of nurses in the John 
Sealj Hospital. 

< irace Nelson Fischer is entirely recovered 



from an illness of nearly a year. Her hus- 
band's daughters came to Northampton for 
reunion. One of them, Catherine, spent the 
summer at t lie Sleeper camp and enters Smith 
in 1934. 

Susan \cvin is now society editor ol the 
Pittsburgh Post Gazette and writes, "Am hav- 
ing a fine time covering polo matches, horse 
shows, golf and tennis matches." 

Helen (Olmsted) Carothers spent the sum- 
mer in the East, but is back in Cincinnati. 
She is working for a degree in English at the 
university and teaching her son 4th-grade 
subjects. 

Margaret (Osborn) Emery's husband in- 
herited a 600-acre farm in Durham (N. H.) 
where the Emerys spent the summer. Peg's 
7-year-old daughter will be the 9th generation 
of the family to own the place. 

Cross word puzzle fans can now buy a 
puzzle constructor's pad with 48 diagrams 
and pages for definitions and hints for begin- 
ners, by Margaret (Petherbridge) Farrar. 

Eleanor Ripley combined a business and 
pleasure trip to Europe last summer. 

Alice Smith spent the summer with French 
friends in Brittany, incidentally perfecting 
herself in colloquial French. She is doing 
translating and is working on some plays for a 
New York producer. 

Eleanor (Stewart) Washburn is secretary 
in the Boston Council of Social Agencies in 
the Bureau of Research and Studies. 

Lucia (Trent) Cheyney, 1919's poet, sends 
the following: "My husband and I have 
organized a firm, Poetry Publishers, for pub- 
lishing volumes of poetry of high standard. 
I expect to bring out 2 books soon, one of 
popular verse, with my husband, and one of 
serious work. 'Early Harvest,' to be pub- 
lished in October, will be the 4th collection 
of our students' work. We now have poetry 
pupils from South Africa to Hawaii. Scores 
of magazines quote from each issue of our 
poetry magazine, Contemporary Vision." 

Ruth (Walcott) MacKenzie is teaching the 
kindergarten at the Harley Country Day 
School in Rochester, N. Y. Last year Ruth 
and her husband spent a sabbatical year in 
England. 

Carolyn (Whittemore) Quarles helped 
direct some theatricals at Point o' Woods this 
summer. She saw Harriet (Ross) LeBoeuf 
and her family there. 

Margaret (Wilson) Hempstead, Madeline 
Stanton, and Frances (Steele) Holden met in 
the American Wing of the Metropolitan 
Museum quite unexpectedly in September. 
Margaret was just back from spending the 
summer in a new log cabin the Hempsteads 
have built in Plymouth (Vt.), and Madeline 
was spending her vacation with Margaret 
in Glenbrook, Ct. 

Margaret Winchester taught at Durham 
(N. H.) at the Northern New Eng. School of 
Religious Educ, went as counselor to the 
Internat. Leadership Training Camp at 
Winnipesaukee (N. H.), and directed the 
vacation school in Manchester last summer. 
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she met Margaret (1 litchcock i ( ireen climbing 
Mt. Kearsage. 

I x 1919 

Born. To Jeanie (Darling) Hahn a ''I 
son, Thomas John, Feb. 16. 

Other News.- Marian (Bayley) Buchanan 
and her husband enjoyed a 2 months' trip to 
Europe. They left the children with Marian's 
family in Beverly where she rejoined them in 
August . 

\i w ADDRESSES. Mrs. Harold E. Nichols 
(Gladys Foster), 54 Rangeley Rd., West 

SfewtOn, Mass. 

Madelon Bulger, 407 National Pike E., 

1 niontoun, Pa. 

1920 

Class secretary- Mrs. Gilbert II. Tapley 
(Mabel Lyman), 53 Yale St., Winchester, 
Mass. 

MARRIED. — Neva Lange to Raymond Mar- 
shall Lauerman, July 9. 

BORN.— To Marion (Selden) Nash a 2d child 
and 1st daughter, Katharine Selden, Aug. 27. 

To Katharine S. (Thompson) Cowen a 2d 
daughter, Jane, Sept. 27, 1930. 

To Harriet (van Zelm) Wadsworth a son, 
Donald van Zelm, July 14. 

OTHER News.- Caroline (Creed) Eaton 
lost her little son, James Craft, age 6 and a 
half, Apr. 20, after years of illness and 
suffering. 

Katharine (Dickson) King and family were 
in Chesterfield (Mass.) sans running water 
and electricity for 8 weeks last summer. 
During that time her house in Northampton 
was broken into and ransacked but nothing 
was stolen. 

Estelle (Gardner) Wofford is planning to 
move to New York or suburbs. Her husband 
has been made New York manager of the 
Prudential Life Insurance Co. 

Idella (Lyman) Fretter has completed her 
graduate studies and now has her "credential " 
which means that she is qualified to teach 
any subject in any grade from senior high 
school to kindergarten. Her husband and 2 
daughters helped her greatly to coordinate 
and run her home while studying. When her 
courses were ended she spent a delightful 
week at Catalina island with her family. 

I la (Orr) Clark took a summer course at 
Columbia and then visited in Vermont and 
Massachuset ts. 

Constance Reed had 6 weeks of vacation 
last summer. She spent it in and around 
Newbury (Mass.), principally doing things 
that were planned for her. 

See Current Publications for note on 
\ iolet Storej . 

Elizabeth (Wyandt) Wood was quarantined 
lor 6 weeks because a house guest contracted 
» i rltt lexer at her abode. 

Ex-1920 
MARRIED. I leather Smith to Ward Hughes, 
Aug. 15, in a little English type church 
near Rutland At.), which her lather designed. 
1 he> will live in a small French-Normandy 
home on Long Island. Mr. Hughes is a 
graduate «>t New York Univ. Their latch- 
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Other News.— Edith (Adair) Swain spent 
the week of Sept. 20 in Boston while her 
husband was attending the convention of the 
American Welding Society. 

Muriel (MacKenzie) Jager attended the 
Smith College Summer School of Music and 
is now ready to hold classes in rhythm, ear 
training, sight reading, harmony, and rote 
development. 

New Address. — Mrs. Joseph M. Zick 
(Mary Wells), 5356 Cherrv St., Kansas City, 
Mo. 

1921 

Class secretary Mrs. Thomas Penney Jr. 
(Elizabeth Clapp), 744 West Delavan Aw, 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Engaged. — Edith Betts to Cecil C.oldheck. 

Born. — To Alida (Bigelow) Butler a 
daughter and 3d child not heretofore recorded, 
Alicia, Nov. 28, 1927. 

To Dorothv (Burr) Halsev a 1st child, 
Davis, May 30. 

To Mildred (King) Sangree a 1st child, 
John B. Jr., Feb. 21, 1928. 

To Margaret (Kluepfel) Bogardus a 1st 
child, Egbert Hal, Feb. 20. 

To Alva (Parkin) Moore a son, William 
Allan, June 29. 

To Miriam (Russell) Hill a 1st child, Charles 
Lewis, Mar. 12. 

To Helen (Schaab) Green a 2d son, John 
William, June 21, 1925. 

To Helen (Whitney) Gilger a 2d daughter, 
Carolyn, June 6, 1930. 

Other News. — Betty (Albright) Faneuf's 
father died in August. 

Cecile (Arpin) Beeman lists her activities 
as ex-pres. of the Federation of Women, ex- 
pres. of the League of Women Voters, and 
member of the Charity Board of Wisconsin 
Rapids. 

Edith Betts's fiance is a brother of Elisabeth 
Goldbeck '22. Edith plans to be married 
soon. She will live in New York and con- 
tinue her work with Harper's. 

Hortense (Brauenstein) Apfelbaum is chair- 
man of welfare of the Coatesville (Pa.) Cen- 
tury Club. 

Anne (Clark) Fischer's husband is asst. 
vice-pres. of the Central Republic Bank and 
Trust Co. of Chicago. The family has moved 
to Glencoe, 111. 

Ethel Jane (Converse) Winslow received 
her M. A.' from Yale in 1928. 

Margaret Cotton is running a milk station 
and doing social service work at the Cit\ 
Hospital in Cleveland. 

Marguerite Currier received her B.S. Iron: 
Simmons in l n 24. 

Elsie (Dey) Wilson is completing a 2-year 
term as president of the Essex County (N. J-' 
branch of the A. A. U. W. 

Ellen (Everett) Carruthers's husband i* 
rector of the largest Episcopal church in 
Texas. 

Bridget Fitzgerald received an M.A. from 
Smith in June. I 

Lois (Hodges) Clark is doing "sunshine'' 
work in New Haven for the Coreopsis Branch 
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Eunice (Hovey) Peck is doing work with 
Girl Scouts. 

Edith (Howe) Kaemmerlen's husband is 
Superintendent of Schools, Catskill, N. Y. 

Alfhild (Kalijarvi) Wuorinen's husband has 
published a book, "The Prohibition Experi- 
ment in Finland." 

Gertrude (Kush) Bigelow writes on her card 
that she has been to Europe four times. She 
is working for Evanston charities and for the 
Federated Charities of Chicago. 

Louise Leonard is spending 13 weeks 
abroad, studying and traveling. 

Edith (McEwen) Dorian has had published 
several articles relating to English. She is on 
a year's leave of absence from the N. J. Col. 
for Women, and is working at Columbia for a 
Ph.D. 

Louise (McLaren) Cone is a member of the 
Junior League of Bronxville and chairman of 
the house committee of the Women's Club. 

Laura Morgan flew in the Amateur Air 
Derby in September. 

Caroline (Newburger) Berkowitz and her 
husband recently motored to Miami (Fla.) 
where her parents live. 

Eleanor (Ormes) Chopard is a probation 
officer and does mothers' pension work. She 
has been to Europe twice. 

Athalie (Rowe) Eckhardt has credits for 
an advanced degree at Columbia. She is 
president of the Scarsdale Junior Service 
League and on the Board of Directors of the 
Scarsdale Inquirer. 

Miriam (Russell) Hill is doing social service 
work and occupational therapy at the Florence 
Crittenden Home in Boston. 

Helen (Schaab) Green is corresponding 
secretary of the P. T. A. of the Hawthorne 
School, Oak Park, 111. Helen and her two 
sons visited Cecile (Arpin) Beeman in Wis- 
consin Rapids last June. 

Dorothy Schuyler is a psychiatric social 
worker in the Newark (N. J.) schools. 

Helen Watts went to Europe in the summer 
of 1930. She is secretary for the class of 1907 
at Columbia, during their 25th reunion prep- 
arations. 

Hazel (W'inans) Coe was Com. of Girl 
Scouts at Waterbury (Ct.) in 1929, and is now 
on the boards of the Visiting Nurses Assn. and 
the League of Women Voters. 

Ruth Wood conducted a party of 12 girls 
to Europe last summer. 

Ex- 1921 

Married. — Ruth Brooks to Rollin Calkins, 
Aug. 4. 

Beatrice Spengler to Wallace W. Han kins, 
Sept. 13, 1919. 

Born. — To Beatrice (Spengler) Han kins a 
daughter, Shirley Spengler, Apr. 16, 1921; a 
2d daughter, Margaret Watt, May 14, 1922; 
a son, Wallace Watt, Aug. 27, 1924; a 3d 
daughter, Lois Fullmer, July 24, 1929; a 4th 
daughter, Mary Jane Gillespie, October 17, 
1930. Beatrice and her husband own and 
operate the Book Nook and Letter Service in 
Duluth. They live on a sandy point on Lake 
Superior with no neighbors within miles. 
Address, 4500 Minnesota Av., Duluth, Minn. 



To Priscilla (Smith) Brown 3 daughter; 
hitherto unreported: Mary, Aug. 9, 1922 
Anne, May 19, 1924; Priscilla Smith, Mar 
29. 

New Address. — Mrs. Clifford A. Tane^ 
(Miriam McHugh), 5000 Colfax Av. S. 
Minneapolis, Minn. Miriam is a museun 
lecturer at the Minneapolis Inst, of Arts. 
1922 

Class secretaries — Mrs. Wallace W. Ander 
son (Constance Boyer), 2288 Elm St., Man 
Chester, N. H., and Mrs. Edward Wakemar 
(Katharine Winchester), 169 Ridgewood Av. 
New Haven, Ct. 

Married. — Katherine Aldridge to John B 
Zadra, Nkana Mine, Northern Rhodesia 
Africa. 

Alice Chapman to Gorton R. Fonda, Oct 
3. Her sister Carolyn '21 was maid of honor 
and her pages, two nephews, are the sons o 
Hulda (Chapman) Wheeler '16. Mr. Fondz 
is a research chemist in the General Electric 
Co. Address, 1028 Parkwood Blvd., Sche 
nectady, N. Y. 

Eleanor Clark to W. Irving Bullard, Ma) 
16. Address, Edgewater Beach Apts., Chi 
cago. 

Marian Thorndike to George W. Hibbitt 
Aug. 17. Mr. Hibbitt is a graduate of Ohic 
State Univ. and an instructor at Columbia 
Col. 

Born. — To Ruth (Barnes) Lathrop a son 
Thomas Holman, Mar. 23. 

To Barbara (Eaton) Armstrong a daughter 
Lucia Rogers, May 13. 

To Evelyn (Gray) Cameron a 3d daughtei 
and 4th child, Marian, July 28. 

To Frances (Guild) Kieckhefer a 2d daugh- 
ter, Gretchen Guild, Dec. 26, 1930. 

To Helen (Harper) Allen a daughter, Helen 
Pratt, June 1. 

To Barbara (Harrison) Hardy a daughter 
Ann Ridgelv, Sept. 10, 1929, and a son, Daniel 
Wayne, Nov. 9, 1930. 

To Ruth (Irwin) Rex a 2d daughter, Bar- 
bara Anne, Oct. 21, 1930. 

To Marjory (Lewis) Schoonmaker a daugh- 
ter and 2d child, Anne, June 11. 

To Elizabeth (Lipsey) Cox a daughter, 
Elizabeth, June 4. 

To Gladys (Platner) Lee a daughter, 
Corinne Snowden, May 29. 

To Hope (Rawson) Pray a daughter, Mar- 
garet Easton, July 23. 

To Sara (Thorp) Whitla, a 2d daughter, 
Julia, Feb. 3. 

Other News. — Ann (Axtell) Morris has 
written a scientific monograph published by 
the Carnegie Inst, of Washington on the mural 
paintings on the Temple of the Warriors, 
Chichen Itza, Yucatan. Last summer she 
expected to do field work on ancient south- 
western pictographs for the Amer. Museum 
of Natural History, N. Y. 

Frona (Brooks) Hughes had charge of the 
dept. of placement work at North Carolina 
Col. for Women last summer, and continues 
this winter under Mrs. Woodhouse as ap- 
pointment secretary in the vocational dept. 

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.. High up under the dome of Boston's Massachu- 
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that the screams of sufferers under the knife will 
t horrify the ward patients, is the Hospital's famed 
terating amphitheatre. Many a medical student 
eads the operations he is privileged to watch, fre- 
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arren, Boston surgeon, led a group of surgeons 
d students (class of 1847) up the long stairs, eager, 
rrying. 

For there beckoned an interesting experiment — 
rgery without pain. Dr. William Thomas Green 
orton, 27-year old Boston dentist, thought it pos- 
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cing insensibility. He had tried it on animals, on 
•nself, then on his patients while extracting the 
ots of decayed teeth. Finally he had obtained per- 
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fore an audience. One Gilbert Abbott, with a tumor 
his neck, was to be the first trial. 
At 11 a.m. the last privileged student hurried into 
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-• operating-table, looked anxiously at the clock, 
sual talk ceased, sudden silence prevailed as the 
nute-hand crawled past the hour, and Dr. Morton 
I not appear. "He and his anesthetic! Humbugs 
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nutes past eleven, ten, then a quarter after The 
tient stirred uneasily, Dr. Warren selected an in- 
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:ding8 any longer. As his knife poised for the in- 
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held in one hand a curious globe-and-tube apparatus, 
n eager concentration, tensely expectant, the wait- 
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vcomsr — a charlatan perhaps, a genius possibly — 
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Cultivated Americans, impatient with 
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his anesthetic Veiled skepticism revealed itself when 
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this exuberance subsided, relaxation took its place, 
then unconsciousness. Skepticism was routed, amaze- 
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five minutes had finished. From the patient came no 
cry of pain, no agony of distress, only slight move- 
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borderland of sleep .... 

"This, gentlemen," exclaimed Surgeon Warren, "is 
no humbug." 

Awake, Gilbert Abbott said, "I felt no pain." 

So, in part, had TIME been published in 
October, 1846, would TIME have reported the 
first public demonstration of ether as a sur- 
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' reported how one Dr. Crawford Williamson 
Long, of Georgia, came forward later saying 
that he had used ether four years previous, had 
given it up as impractical .... So, too, would 
TIME have reported the bitter persecution that 
came to Dentist Morton when he patented his 
discovery as "Letheon"; the seizure of "Leth- 
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the claims of Dr. Charles T. Jackson, the Bos- 
ton chemist from whom Dentist Morton had 
obtained his ether; the division of the Paris 
Academy of Medicine's 5,000 franc Monthyon 
Prize for 1852 between these two. with Morton 
proudly refusing his share; the long Congres- 
sional investigations resulting in nothing, and 
Dentist Morton's death in poverty in 1865. 

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daughter, Mary, hitherto unreported. Mary 
is doing a little painting. 

Priscilla (Dimiek) Smith has settled down 
at 2360 Presidio Dr., San Diego (Calif.), for 3 
vears of "shore duty" after 3 months in 
Washington (D. C.) and 2 in Pensacola, Fla. 

Charlotte Gower conducted the summer 
tour of the Amer. School for Prehistoric 
Research in Europe, then spent a short time in 
Sicily with Elizabeth Ells '24. She returns 
this fall to classes in the dept. of anthropology, 
I niv. of Wisconsin. 

Helen Hall is working for Mead, Johnson 
and Co., Evansville (Ind.), doing research in 
nutrition and supplying data to the advertis- 
ing dept. "Got the job through the Voca- 
tional Secretary at Smith, by the way, and am 
crazy about it." 

Marion (Himmelsbach) Xyce plans a visit 
with Mr. Nyce's family in Los Angeles, leaving 
Sept. 18, for about 6 weeks. She wrote that 
Helen Cunningham spent the summer in 
Vermont. 

Ruth (Irwin) Rex has had a book, "We 
Worship," published by The Century Co. 

Rhoda Orme writes, "At the end of my 
second year in Syria, I find life very satisfying. 
Betty (Cairns) Dodd's year-old Peter is a joy 
to us, though he had to celebrate his first birth- 
day in the hospital, where Betty is recovering 
from a very serious operation. Eve had in- 
teresting trips about Syria, the most recent to 
Ineen Zenobia's desert city, Palmyra. Will 
spend the summer in Europe. Had a surprise 
visit from Marion Stacey and later Mrs. 
Kimball." 

Wilhelmine Rehm has returned from a 
European trip. In Paris she saw Blanche 
Shaw, who had been around the world, and 
Ardelia Hall, Marian (Mann) Brigham, 
Margaret (Schneider) Dermen and her 2- 
weeks-old son, in Boston. 

Catherine (Smith) Wilford planned to be 
in West Yarmouth for 6 weeks last summer, 
having her mother and Virginia with her. 

Marion Stacey received her M.A. from 
Columbia in June, 1930. 

Elizabeth Stedman has been an interior 
decorator since '23. She started Miss Green 
Inc., but for 5 years has had her own business. 

Thalia (Stetson) Kennedy came home to 
Massachusetts for the summer with Thalia 
Weston, aged 2. 

Ex- 192 2 

Engaged. — Lucy Munce to Dr. Thomas L. 
Guyton. The wedding will be this fall. 

Married.— Camilla Breuer to Dr. Harold 
Stppy of Chicago, July 16. They will spend 
another year in Vienna pending the comple- 
tion of his studies. 

Horn. — To Dorothy (Brooks) Retan a son, 
John, Oct. 30, 1030. 

1923 

Class secretary — Mrs. Rockwell R. Stephens 
(Isabel McLaughlin), 2 Farrar St., Cambridge, 
Mass. 

MARRIED.— Lillian Baker to William D. 
Tuthill, Nov. 15, 1930. They are living in 
Orient, I.. I., where Lillian has been teaching 
lot I yean. 



Ethel Henin to Dr. Samuel H. Epst 
July 31, at the Hotel Roosevelt in N. Y 
Dr. Epstein is Amherst '23 and Harv 
Medical School '27 and has been doing nei 
psychiatric work at the Boston Psychopa 
Hospital. 

Catharine Johnson to Robert M. Gay. 

Dorice Xeiman to Everett Bailev Ta> 
Sept. 14. 

Born. — To Mary-Louise (Bates) Bedfoi 
son, Henry Frederick, June 21. 

To Sydney (Cook) Brucker a 2d son anc 
child, Thomas Herbert Stephens, July 17. 

To Katharine (Hunt) Bixby a 2d son, Pe 
July 22, 1929. Her first son, William H., 
born July 19, 1927. 

To Sarah (Lingle) Garth a daughter, C 
Souther, Jan. 18. 

To Mildred (Palmer) Brainard a daugh 
Jean Palmer, Feb. 19. 

To Lois (Rundlett) Booth a son, Thoi 
Eyre, July 28. 

To Eleanor (Sidwell) Brown a 2d child 
1st son, Douglas Churchill, June 26. 

Other News. — Frances Arnold went 
Columbia Summer School and is now 
Denver, Colo. Her headquarters will 
there most of this year while she travels in 
Rocky Mountain and Pacific coast region; 
field secretary for the Girls' Friendly Soci< 

Clara Elizabeth (Baldwin) Hubert's r 
band has been transferred to Kobe fi 
Yokohama. They took a house on the Inl; 
Sea for the summer. They expect to ret 
to this country within a few months. 

Jeannette Graham attended a seminar 
Cultural Relations with Latin America 
Mexico City this summer. 

Louise (Guyol) Owen is the author 
"Yirtuosa: A Book of Verse"; Yale Serie 
Younger Poets, Yale Univ. Press, May IS 
She has had a number of other poems ; 
essays published recently. 

Sarah Riggs is back in Constantinople a 
a 6 weeks' trip to France and England 
charge of two students. 

Ex-1923 

Elizabeth (Lambertson) Pratt, long 1< 
gives her address as 6004 Central St., Kan 
Citv, Mo. She has a son, George Jr., b 
May 27, 1927. 

Helen (Prickitt) Buchanan has two dau 
ters not previously recorded: Helen Alexanc 
born Sept. 12, 1927; and Joyce, born July 
1928. 

1924 

Class secretary — Anne de Lancey, 52 F 
St., Waterbury, Ct. 

Married. — Dorothy Duveen to Willi 
F. C. Garthwaite, in London, July 23. Pri 
Minister J. Ramsay MacDonald was ami 
the guests at the wedding. 

Katharine Howard to W r illiam Hall Ogd 
Sept. 12. Moselle (Smallhurst) Strong \ 
matron of honor. Mr. Ogden atten< 
Hamilton Col. and Cornell Univ. He wa 
member of Alpha Delta Phi, and is now 
sociated with the Federal Water Supply 
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□ South America Cruise-Tour □ Europe for next summer 

□ West Indies Cruise, sailing about □ Any other trip 

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25. Address, 37 E. 50th St., Savannah, Ga. 
Mr. Oxnard is a brother-in-law of Virginia 
(Hitch) Oxnard. 

Alice Ryan to Chester R. Arnold, Sept. 1. 
Mr. Arnold is a graduate of Boston Col., and 
18 now studying for his Ed.M. at Harvard. 

Elizabeth Simms to John Stenhouse, Sept. 
5, at Hyannisport, Mass. Mr. Stenhouse, an 
architect, is a graduate of Univ. of Pa. '25. 
Address, 1250 31st St., Washington, D. C. 

Moselle Smallhurst to Walter Burroughs 
Strong, June 13. Address, 41 Ingram St., 
Forest Hills, L. I. 

Born.— To Betty (Babb) Foxwell a son, 
Richard Wilkes, Aug. 9. 

To Betty (Derby) Gibson a daughter, Anne 
Katherine, June 22. 

To Helen (Gordon) Cate a daughter, 
Patricia, June 26. 

To Alice (Roos) Ehrenfeld a son, John 
Roos, May 16. 

To Sally (Smith) Kirby a son, John Burgis 
Jr., Sept. 3. 

To Hyacinth (Sutphen) Bowers a 2d child 
and 1st daughter, Joan Sutphen, Feb. 28. 

To Elsa (Young) Brown a daughter, Aug. 
8. Address, 76 Verdun Ter., Shanghai, 
China. 

Other News. — Dorothy Cole wrote in 
May: "Still teaching 9th-grade English in the 
Central Junior High School of Quincy, and 
filling in spare moments by helping with the 
school magazine and newspaper, coaching a 
minstrel show, and teaching dancing to a class 
of 75 to 100 fifteen-year-old boys and girls. 
Planning to celebrate July 4th in the Falconer 
Hospital where Dr. Cotton promises to give 
me a bendable left elbow and five usable 
fingers. No more horseback riding for many 
a moon and then some." 

Evelyn Craig: "I've had 139 children in 
the last four years! Now that the legging 
season is over, teaching nursery school is fun. 
I don't mind washing 12 or 13 pairs of hands 
before dinner, but how I hate to button and 
zip and hook and snap 12 or 13 pairs of 
leggings." 

From Betty (Derby) Gibson: "My hus- 
band is giving two courses in advanced chem- 
istry at George Washington Univ. in addition 
to his work with the Carnegie Inst. He is 
also president of the Washington section of the 
Amer. Chemical Soc. this year. Last spring 
we attended the special convocation at George 
Washington when an honorary degree was 
ion! erred upon the King of Siam." 

Barbara (Hazard) Leavell writes: "We 
have .it last settled down. Hugh completed 
his medical interneships last fall, and he is 
now practicing general medicine in Louisville. 
Just now we are particularly thrilled over the 
house which we are building, and which we 
hope to move into by fall." 

Marion (Howe) Gobiet writes from Czecho- 
slovakia: "Being in an out-of-the-way place, 
there is not much of general interest. My 
husband is an architect, does building and 
I ontracting, and I help him in the office. His 
great interest, however, is painting, and we 
spend all our spare time hunting paintings 



and drawings of the 19th century — the French 
Impressionists — and have a really worth- 
while collection. Our activities in this line 
bring us often to Vienna, Berlin, Prague, 
Paris, etc., which is pleasant since Ostrau is 
one of the world's dirtiest towns. It is per- 
haps the largest and most important coal and 
steel center in Central Europe. I thank 
heaven almost every day that we have our 
LaSalle and can quickly get out of town and 
into the mountains. Good American cars are 
still something of a 'rara avis' in this part of 
the world. My two daughters, Anne Elisa- 
beth aged 4, and Peggy Louise aged 2, are 
model children, so far. I have an excellent 
nurse, so that they take up very little of my 
time, but I shall soon have to teach them 
English so I can send them to Smith later on. 
I speak German almost all the time." 

Harriet (McQuilkin) Johnson and her hus- 
band have just completed a year of travel to 
the South Seas and the Orient. This year 
they w ill live in Delaware (O.) where Mr. 
Johnson is research asst. in the Perkins Ob- 
servatory at Ohio Wesleyan Univ. 

Marcella (Miller) du Pont writes: "Archi- 
tecture is engrossing my thoughts, as my 
husband brought back a French partner to 
America, and they are doing some mon- 
umental work which is lovely. The firm 
is Massena and du Pont, with offices in 
Wilmington, Del." 

Virginia Moore received her M.D. degree 
from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, 
Columbia Univ., last June. 

Esther (Nast) Stone writes: "I have been 
chairman of a committee of the Chicago 
Woman's Aid making a complete physical 
survey of all the public school buildings and 
their playgrounds. This work is done under 
the direct supervision and at the request of the 
Board of Educ. We are working scientifi- 
cally, following the Strayer-Engelhardt score 
card prepared at Columbia. Alice (Roos) 
Ehrenfeld has been my secretary. Though I 
have found myself on a great many boards, I 
feel that this has been my most important bit 
of work, and I am planning to continue it." 

Elizabeth Noyes spent last winter studying 
for an M.A. at N. Y. U., and teaching phys. 
educ. at the Y. W. C. A. in Stamford, Ct. 
"Lucile Palmer is our business secretary, 
Beryl Waterbury is chairman of the Publicity 
Committee, and Eleanor (Webster) Marshall 
has been in for gymnastics." This year 
Elizabeth is teaching phys. educ. at the Univ. 
of Minnesota. 

Millicent (Possner) Brinkman writes: "We 
built our English type cottage in undeveloped 
country at Mt. Kisco (N. Y.), last year." 
Millicent's mother died June 20. 

Hazel (Sackett) Kingsley's husband was 
suddenly transferred to the west coast, 
where he is now stationed on the U. S. S. 
Texas, whose home port is San Pedro, Calif. 
He has just completed 2 years of postgraduate 
work in engineering at the Naval Acad, and at 
Columbia. 

Janet Smith writes: "In June 1930 I gave 
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THE 

KATHARINE BRANSON 

SCHOOL 

ROSS, CALIFORNIA 

Across the Bay from San Francisco 

A COUNTRY SCHOOL 
COLLEGE PREPARATORY 

HEADMISTRESS: 
Kathari le ricming Branson, A.B., Bryn Mawr 



THE SANTA BARBARA 
GIRLS SCHOOL 

College Preparatory and General Courses 

Resident and Day Pupils. Country Life 

and Sports in all year climate 

Academic Principal 

ELEANOR GERTRUDE GOGIN 

A.B. Vassar A.M. Columbia 

Box M Santa Barbara, Calif. 



TOW-HEYWOOf) 

I J On the Sounds At Shippan Point \ J 

Established 1865 

Preparatory to the Leading Colleges 

for Women 

Also General Course 

Art and Music 

Separate Junior School 

Outdoor Sports 
One hour from New York 

MARY ROGERS ROPER, Headmistress 
Box T, Stamford, Conn. 



feaint JWargaret , s g>cfjool 

1875 — 1931 

A New England School for Girls 

57th Year. Emphasis upon college preparation. 
New fireproof building on 27-acre country estate. 
Boarding enrollment limited to 85 girls. 



ALBERTA C. EDELL, A.M., Principal 
Box S, Waterbury, Conn. 



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Thorough College Preparation. One Year 
Intensive Course for College Board Exami- 
nations for High School Graduates. 

General Academic and Advanced Course 
for Girls not going to college. Music, Art and 
Secretarial Courses. 

Small Classes. Individual attention to the 
needs of each girl. Expert instruction. 

Excellent recreational opportunities. Out- 
door sports. Horseback Riding. 

Separate Division for Younger Girls. 

For catalog and full information address 
ALICE E. REYNOLDS 

5 St. Ronan Terrace, New Haven, Conn. 



Anna Head School 

Berkeley, California 

A boarding and day school for girls 
of all ages. Out of door sports 
all the year. College preparation 
emphasized. 

MARY E. WILSON, SMITH '91 

Principal 



Howe-Marot 

College Preparatory 
For Leading Women's Colleges 

Marot Junior College 

Two Year College Courses 

For Catalogs Address 

Mary L. Marot, Principal 

Thompson, Connecticut 



Wykeham Rise 

Washington, Connecticut 

A College Preparatory School 
FOR GIRLS in the country 

Fanny E. Davies, LL.A., St. Andrews 
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after being there 5 years. Last September I 
came to Cleveland as secretary for the house- 
hold admin, dept. at Western Reserve Univ." 

Virginia Smith's father died very suddenly 
last November, shortly after Virginia's return 
from 6 months abroad. While over there, she 
and Dorothy Braley had a day's trip over 
Switzerland in the Graf Zeppelin. 

Helen (Wheeler) Campbell's husband be- 
came a Fellow of the Amer. Col. of Surgeons 
last October, at the Philadelphia meeting of 
the college. 

Lois (Wilde) Hartshorne and her husband 
sailed in June to spend a year abroad, largely 
in Germany and Poland. Mr. Hartshorne 
has a social science research fellowship, and 
Lois plans to study painting. They will leave 
their child at home. 

Emily Wilson received her M.D. at Johns 
Hopkins last year. She was ill for some 
months before the end of the term but, al- 
though she had not taken final exams, her 
degree was mailed to her. 

Jean Wilson has been doing research in 
English 16th and 17th century history, while 
in England on leave of absence from Smith. 
She holds a fellowship from the Social Science 
Research Council. She returns to Smith this 
fall. 

Ex-1924 

Engaged. — Laura (Jones) Cooper to George 
W. Whitaker of London. She is in England 
with her 3 children and will motor to Italy 
for the winter, and then up to Paris in the 
spring. Address, 16 Richmond Grove, 
Bexhill-on-Sea, England. 

Oiher News. — Dorothy Hammett has 
been assistant to the St. Lawrence County 
(N. V.) Agent for Dependent Children since 
receiving her certificate of Director of Relig. 
Educ. from the Theological School at Canton 
(X. V.) in June 1929. 

1925 

Class secretary — Mrs. Norman Waite (La- 
vinia Fyke), 61 Crowninshield Rd., Brookline, 
Mass. 

Married. — Ruth Bagley to William Brooks 
Cobb, June 13. Mr. Cobb, a graduate of the 
Yale School of Architecture, is the son of 
Florence (Brooks) Cobb '00. Address, 2 
Horatio St., X. V. C. 

Margaret Callahan to Paul E. Barry, Oct. 
3. Mr. Barry is a graduate of the Univ. of 
Chicago and is now with the First Detroit Co. 
in the Chicago office. Address, 1940 E. 72d 
PI., Chicago, 111. 

Elizabeth Keith to Holbrook Botset, Sept. 
19. Address, 6611 Jackson St., Pittsburgh, 
Pa. 

Horn.— To Dorothy (Allott) Barrell a 2d 
daughter, Anne Douglas, Aug. 12, 1930. 

To Adelaide (Avery) Button a 2d child 
and 1st daughter, Laura, June 17. Laura is 
named for her aunt, Laura (Button) Xeale '28. 

To Jane (Baker) Ladd a son, Everett 
William Jr.. Nov. 26, 1930. 

To Helen (Booth) Fischer a 2d son, Richard, 
Aug. 10. 

To Ida (Burgess) Gray a 2d child, David 
Whitney Jr., Aur. 24. 



To Cornelia (Dean) Lydgate a daughter, 
Anne, Dec. 6, 1930. Cornelia is chairman 
of the arts and interests of the Junior Workers 
League in Schenectady and also works for 
Xatl. Prohibition Reform. 

To Louise (Featherstone) Ingraham a son, 
William Foster III. William is the brother 
of our Class Baby, Suzanne. 

To Barbara (Grant) Levy a son, Gordon 
Grant, June 1. 

To Ruth (Kayton) Kauffmann a son, John 
Allan, Mar. 30. 

To Marjorie (Parsons) Lohr a son, Ross 
Franklin Jr., Nov. 30, 1930. Marjorie's 
husband is on the staff of the dept. of educ. 
at Hampton Inst. He has been studying at 
Harvard this past summer. 

To Mary (Rhodes) Stone a 2d child and 1st 
son, Charles Stone II, June 20. 

To May (Rommel) Stieber a daughter, 
Jane Alice, Nov. 22, 1930. 

To Mary (Sebring) Derr a son, Thomas 
Sieger Jr., June 18. 

To Dorothy (Westfall) Reed a 2d child and 
1st daughter, Dorothy Ann, Feb. 27. 

Other Xews. — Jane Anawalt is night 
supervisor at Emergency Hospital in Wash- 
ington, and finds her work very interesting. 

Betty (Barrett) Young and her husband 
took a West Indies cruise last winter. 

Caroline Bedell finished interning at Johns 
Hopkins Hospital July 1, and after 2 months 
of leisure started in at the same hospital as 
Asst. Resident of Medicine. 

Eleanor Carr has been in California for 
the past year playing over the radio at Pasa- 
dena and being secretary at Station KYA in 
San Francisco. She went out by boat, has 
taken all of the side trips including Agua 
Caliente, Coronado Beach, Lake Tahoe, and 
Del Monte. She expects to return to Boston 
by train stopping en route at the Grand 
Canyon, etc. 

Margery Can- spent 3 months this summer 
traveling in Europe. 

Margaret Cook has taken a new position 
as asst. librarian at the X". J. Teachers Col- 
lege in Montclair. She writes: "I had to 
take a Civil Service examination and was 
asked to compare the literary style of George 
Be*n.ard Shaw, Joseph C. Lincoln, and Harold 
Bell Wright! On such things does one's 
future depend." 

Alice Curwen spent the summer at Woods 
Hole (Mass.) and returned in September to 
the Woman's Medical Col. of Pa. 

Rose Dyson has spent 6 months in study 
and travel in Europe. She spent the second 
semester at the Sorbonne as a member of the 
Columbia Univ. Group, obtained the Dip- 
lome de la Sorbonne, and the semester's work 
there completed the credits she needed for her 
M.A. from Columbia. 

Pauline Fairbanks has been living in Paris 
chaperoning 3 American girls, "studying at 
the Universite de Paris, and meeting most 
interesting people." She attended the Smith 
picnic and met Rose Dyson there. 

Merrill Goodenough has finished her nurse's 
training and has been doing private duty. 



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Abbot Academy 



1829-1931 

Tested New England 
ideals applied in the 
education of the mod- 
ern girl. 

Excellent equipment 
and experienced fac- 
ulty. 

College preparatory, 
general, and advanced 
courses. Art, Music, 
Speech-Training. 

A ddress 



Bertha Bailey, Principal 

Andover. Mass. 




ROBERTS * BEACH 

Distinctly College Preparatory 

Excellent record with leading women's colleges. Stimu- 
lating contacts with teachers of experience. 

Wide variety of recreational activities 
planned to develop health, poise and 
leadership. 

Seventy-five students from 16 states. 

20-Acre campus six miles from center 
of Baltimore. 

Lucy George Roberts, Ph.D., Sarah M. Beach, Ph.D. 
Heads of School, Catalogue: Box 77, Catonsville, Md. 







BANCR FTf s o^g^ 

31st Year 

Complete College Preparation 

Individual Attention to carefully selected 
group in Boarding Department of Progres- 
sive Day School. 

Summer and Winter Sports. Dramatics, 
Art, Music. 

Address 

HOPE FISHER, Ph.D., PRINCIPAL 

Worcester, Massachusetts 



Walnut Hill School 

Natick, Massachusetts 

Has specialized in preparing girls for 

leading colleges since 1893. 

50 acres for sports 

Modern Equipment 

17 miles from Boston 

Principal : 
FLORENCE BIGELOW, A.M. 



Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill 
School for Girls 

College Preparatory, Special Academic, and Post- 
graduate Courses. Exceptional opportunities for 
Music and Art. Mensendieck System of Physical 
Training since 1909. New fireproof building. School 
estate of 150 acres. Private stables, Riding Ring. 
Tennis, Golf and all winter sports. 

Principals 

CAROLINE L. SUMNER, Smith '90 

ISABEL B. CRESSLER 

Greenfield Massachusetts 



129th Year 32 Miles from Boston 

JUNIOR COLLEGE 

An Accredited Two-Year Liberal Arts College 
for Preparatory and High School Graduates. 
Excellent Courses, also, in Music, Art, Speech, and 
Home Economics. 

Junior College Member of the New England 
Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 
COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL 
A Separate Two-Year School Preparatory- to the 
Leading Colleges for Women and Bradford Junior 
College. 

Katharine M. Denworth, Ph.D., President 
Box 70, Bradford, Massachusetts 



Eaglebrook School 

A Junior School for boys, long known for thorough 
preparation, natural and intimate atmosphere, em- 
phasis upon the individual development of the normal 

, boy, out-of-door life, and beauty of its surroundings. 
Course extends from primary grades to within two 

' *', ea . rs fro "i college, and meets Secondary Board and 
Lollege Board examinations. Large faculty permits 
small classes. Regular work supplemented by music. 

i ft. manual arts, and dramatics. Excellent athletic 

i facilities and training. 

1 A homelike and happy atmosphere provides the back- 
ground for work and play. 

; Enrollment limited to eighty-five boys between the 
ages of eight and sixteen. 

| C THURSTON CHASE, JR., Headmaster 

Deerneld, Massachusetts 



^ MaryABurnham 

School for Girls 

The best Sew England traditions 

Established 1877. Opposite Smith College campus 

College Preparatory and Special Courses; also 
One Year Intensive College Preparatory Course. 

Special advantages in Music and Art. 

Outdoor Sports. Well equipped gymnasium. 

Miss Climena L. Judd, Principal 

Miss Hellene Kingsley, Associate Principal 

Northampton, Mass. 



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She is to go to Johns Hopkins in the winter 
for a course in psychiatry. 

I eta Kirk writes that she took her M.A. in 
'26 at Stanford Univ., and since then has 
taught from "coast to coast — Massachusetts 
and California— and through most of western 
Europe with Miss Helen Stout's ('03) de- 
lightful travel school." This winter she is 
returning to the Marlborough School in Los 
An.uclcs where she will teach medieval and 
modern European history and history of art. 

Elizabeth (Lane) Lee and her husband had 
a small camp in New Hampshire for 2 weeks 
this summer, and then attended the English 
Folk Dance School in Amherst. She is on 
the State Folk Dancing Committee in Mass. 

Mary O'Donnell received her M.A. in 
general science at Columbia last June and this 
winter is to teach in the West Haven (Ct.) 
High School. 

Elisabeth Morrow's father, Senator Dwight 
Whitney Morrow^, died suddenly Oct. 5. 
Elisabeth was abroad last summer. 

Mary (Ramsay) Briner writes that she is 
active in the American Woman's Club in 
Zurich, Switzerland, and will be glad to see 
any Smith alumnae there. 

Nell Russell has just finished her third 
summer at the Lake Placid Club teaching 
nursery school and kindergarten. This winter 
she is giving up her own nursery school in 
Bronxville to teach the Northwood Junior 
School at Lake Placid and help with the social 
activities of the club. She spent the second 
semester last year working for her M.A. at 
Columbia in nursery school, kindergarten, 
and first grade education. 
Ex-1925 

Married. — Ruth Tester to Frederick F. 
Carothers, July 3. Address, 613 Hinman 
Av., Evanston, 111. 

Born. — To Elizabeth (Lane) Crosby a 
daughter, Elizabeth Lane, Feb. 10. 

To Gladys (Peters) Wright a son, James H. 
Jr., Feb. 16. 

Other News. — Elizabeth Boeckeler was 
married to Godfrey Macdonald, May 1924, 
and now has two children. Address, East 
Norwalk, Ct. 

Lucy Hoblitzelle graduated from the Roch- 
ester School of Nursing in 1928, took post- 
graduate work in the sciences, and since then 
has been teaching chemistry. Address, 7625 
Wydown Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 

Frances (Mead) Hoepli has been living in 
Switzerland for the past 6 years. She has 2 
daughters. Address, Postfach-Fraumunster, 
Xiirieh, Switzerland. 

Hester (Sheldon) Meyer has 2 children: 
Sheldon, born June 28, 1926, and Priscilla 
Anne, born June 28, 1930. Address, Mrs. 
Arthur Meyer, 179 E. Chestnut St., Chicago. 

Emma Lou (Shepherd) Sikes has 3 children: 
Allen, aged 5, Shepherd, aged 4, and Sally, 
aged 3. Address, 10 Robinhood Rd., Gedney 
Farm, White Plains, N. Y. She writes that 
thej have a very active college club with the 
largest delegation from Smith. If any of our 
« lass live in that vicinity, she would like to 
introduce them to the club. 



Sara (Spahr) La Branche has 3 children 
two girls, Sara Jane born in '24, Michel borr 
in '29, and a son, George III born in '25 
Address, 1172 Park Av., N. Y. C. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Franklin M. Cros 
by Jr. (Elizabeth Lane), The Ramble 
Wayzata, Minn. 

Mrs. Malcolm Pierson (Evelyn Maffitt) 
401 Wyoming Av., South Orange, N. J. 

Mrs. Paige Lehman (Elizabeth Strong) 
4625 Drexel Av., Minneapolis, Minn. 
1926 

Class secretary — Constance M. Mahoney 
630 Dwight St., Holyoke, Mass. 

Engaged. — Katharine Falconer to Kennetl 
Henderson, McGill '25. They expect to bi 
married this winter. 

Josephine Mann to Ronald M. Howard 
They will be married the last of October anc 
will live for a few years in the Canadiar 
Labrador. Address, c/o Hudson Bay Co. 
Ulutton Bay, Saguenay County, Quebec. 

Married. — Elizabeth Creighton to Roberi 
L. Brandegee, Williams '20, at Buck Hil 
Falls (Pa.), June 27. Address, 39 S. Munr 
Av., East Orange, N. J. Cathleen Bell 
Eleanor (Brown) Field, and Constant 
Mahoney were bridesmaids. 

Agnes Griffin to Bruce T. Humphreyville 
M. I. T. '26, at Riegelsville (N. J.), June 20 
They went to the White Mts. and Cape Coc 
on their wedding trip. Address, 102 E. 22c 
St., N. Y. C. 

Marguerite Pfeiffer to Cremer Brown o 
Cleveland, in September. 

Margaret West to John Chase. Address 
325 E. 57th St., N. Y. C. 

Catharine Witherell to William Shoemakei 
at Northampton, Aug. 29. Address, Ed 
wards Place, Princeton, N. J. Margarel 
(Lloyd) Aiken w-as matron of honor and Louise 
Zschiesche maid of honor. Mr. Shoemakei 
is in the Spanish dept. at Princeton. 

Josephine W r ood to Dr. James E. Fish, Oct 
5, at Ware. Dr. Fish is Harvard '23, Harvarc 
Med. School '27, and is now a resident surgeon 
at the Mass. Gen. Hospital. Josephine hat 
been doing research chemistrv for the Harvard 
Med. School. 

Born. — To Mary (Barron) Linen a 2d child 
and 2d daughter, Emma Joy, May 23. 

To Gladys (Beach) Yeale a daughter, Sarah 
Bryant, June 12. 

To Mary (Gardner) Robertson a 2d child 
and 2d daughter, Myrta Gardner, Aug. 18. 

To Martha (Hazen) Powell a daughter, 
Elizabeth Ann, June 18. 

To Laura (Kramer) Pollak a daughter, 
Louise, Feb. 11, 1930. 

To Margaret (Oliver) Collacott a daughter, 
May Oliver, Aug. 10. 

To Laura (Provost) Merrill a daughter, 
Barbara Louise, Aug. 19. 

Other News.— Florence Bourgeois is to be 
head of the children's work at People's Inst, in 
Northampton. 

Betty Glad spent a month in Europe last 
summer. 

Helen Green received her M.A. at Radcliffe 
last June. 



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WILLISTON 

A PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS 

yf Tflodern School on an Old foundation 

Siurchi New England Ideals 

Of Scholarship and Character 

With a Record of Sound Achievement 

Separate Junior school 

J^a/es from $700. to $1050. a year 
Catalog, Illustrated Booklet on request. 
jgg ARCHIBALD V GALBRAITH, Principal 



Box 5. EASTHAMPTON. MASS 



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NORTHAMPTON 

L\ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS ll 

Exclusively for College Preparation 

Excellent record preparing girls for Smith and other 
olleges. Regular four-year preparatory course. One- year 
atensive course for high school graduates. 

Nine-acre campus — Outdoor sports 

Principals: 
)OROTHY M. BEMENT. SARAH B. WHITAKER 

ddress Secretary, Northampton School for Girls, 
Box S, Northampton, Massachusetts 



THE DANA HALL 
SCHOOLS 

WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS 

Helen Temple Cooke, Head 
Dorothy Waldo, Associate Head 

TENACRE 

Dana Hall Junior School 
Pupils from ten to fifteen years of age 

Mrs. Helen Stockton Wells J . _ . . , 

Miss Annie Edith Lees ] Associate Principals 

DANA HALL 

College Preparatory and General Courses 
Dorothy Waldo, Principal 

PINE MANOR 

An Accredited Junior College 

offering four courses: 

ACADEMIC MUSIC 

HOME-MAKING COLLEGIATE 

Instruction in Art and Dramatic Expression 

Mrs. Marie Warren Potter, President 



CHOATE SCHOOL 

1600 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass. 

I 

A COUNTRY SCHOOL IN A MODEL TOWN 

For Girls: Boarding 11 to 19; Day 5 to 19 years 

I 

| College Preparatory and General 
Courses. Outdoor Life 

Augusta Choate, Vassar, A.B., A.M. 

Principal 



DWIGHT &"§& 

COLLEGE PREPARATORY 
and SPECIAL COURSES 

Excellent Language Departments 

Music, Art, Science 

Athletics 



Frances Leggett 

Maud Jackson Hulst, Smith '98 



Principals 
Englewood, New Jersey 



Rogers Hall 

A Modern School 
with New England Traditions 

I Facing Rogers Fort Hill Park. 26 Miles 
(from Boston. College Preparatory, Aca- 
demic and Special Courses. Two-Year 
'Graduate Course. 

i Gymnasium. Swimming Pool. Outdoor 
Sports. 

Miss Olive Sewall Parsons 

Rogers Fort Hill Park 
Lowell, Massachusetts 



The 
HARTRIDGE SCHOOL 

(50 minutes from New York) 

College preparation a specialty. Over 50 girls 
in leading colleges today. 

Special attention to music and art. 

A country school with beautiful grounds. Cottage 
system. Almost all corner rooms. Resident De- 
partment strictly limited. 

Athletics, Dramatics, Horseback riding. 

EMELYN B. HARTRIDGE, A.B. (V.ss.r), L.H.D. (Smith) 

Principal 

Plainfield, New Jersey 



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Mary I loward had a glorious summer camp- 
mi; at Dryad Woods, Me. She reports that 
during her stay at camp there were 13 Smith 
graduates ranging from '06-'26. Frances 
Beede was the only other '26 person there. 

\ ivian lob received her M.S. in chemistry 
at the Univ. of Chicago in August. 

Rachel King received in Aug. '27 her M.A. 
in New Testament from the Univ. of Chicago 
.md this August she received an M.A. in 
English literature from the Univ. of Colorado. 

Margaret (Ley) Kent writes that she is 
"still renting or selling houses or apartments 
or whatever bargains people want." 

Carol (Lord) Butler has just returned from 
an interesting 5 weeks' stay in Vienna where 
her husband took some special work in "ear, 
nose, and throat" and she took some courses 
at the Austro-Amer. Inst. 

Marian McFadden has resigned her position 
as head of the children's dept. of the Lincoln 
Library, Springfield (111.) due to a short ill- 
ness. She plans to stay at home this winter 
and is reviewing children's books in a weekly 
column in one of the Springfield newspapers. 

Isabel Porter's father, Dr. Charles 
Porter, died July 3 after a brief illness. He 
was the 8th generation of Porters in this 
country to follow the medical profession. 
He was John Horman's Professor Emeritus of 
Surgery at Harvard and former surgeon-in- 
chief at the Mass. Gen. Hospital. 

Minerva (Ramsdell) Russell writes con- 
cerning our Class Baby: "My daughter Joan 
was run into by an automobile the middle 
of the summer, and as a result now carries 
on her forehead a fair-sized honeycomb scar 
where the radiator hit her. This will prob- 
ably disappear in a few years, although it is 
conspicuous enough now. I have taught her 
to sing 'Quitcha,' having figured that by the 
time she reaches Smith she will be an odd." 

Ruth Rose will be an instructor of English 
at Wheaton College this coming year. 

Frances Ryman is teaching French in East 
Orange (N. J.), after having spent the summer 
in Europe and on Cape Cod. 

Catharine Shotwell and Ruth Morgan, 
Vassar '28, are starting the Laurel Nursery 
School in Montclair, N. J. They both stud- 
ied pre-school education at the Child Educa- 
tion Foundation in N. V. and so decided on a 
venture of their own. 

Pauline Winchester is teaching history in 
the Senior School at the Rye Country Day 
School, Rye, N. Y. She is living in X. Y. C. 
with her sister, Alice '29. 
1927 

Class secretary — Mrs. G. Douglas Krumb- 
haar (Catherine Cole), 6c Gibson Ter., 
( ambridge, Mass. 

ENGAGED.- Katharine Bingham to Henry 
I .e\ erich. He is Princeton '27 and at present 
a \ ire-consul at Geneva. 

< trace Hosic to Frank Otherman Reed of 
Auburn (N. Y.), Yale '27 and Auburn Theol. 
Sem. '32. His father, Dr. Reed, is president 
<>t the Seminary. They hope to be married 
next tall, but have no idea where the manse 
u ill be, 



Anna Sturgis to Burr Tracy Ansell, Har- 
vard '26, and Harvard Law '29. 

Married. — Julia Doughty to Pierpont 
Stackpole, July 16. They are spending this 
winter in Europe. During the past year Mr. 
Stackpole was studying at Harvard, where he 
had been an instructor. He has also studied 
at Trinity Col., Cambridge, Eng. 

Edith Frost to James Laurence Carroll Jr., 
June 16. 

Elsie Selman to Adrian Eckstein, Sept. 21. 
They are now living in Cleveland. 

Born. — To Susan (Buckland) Milliken 
a 2d son, Charles Buckland, June 2. 

To Louise (Dakin) Taft a 2d son, Kingsley 
Arter Jr., Nov. 17, 1930. 

To Margaret (Day) Gray a son, Philip 
Hayward III, Aug. 3. 

To Adelaide (De Groat) Sears a daughter, 
Janice Sylvia, June 6. 

To Virginia (Hart) Weir a son, James 
Hutchins, May 23. 

To Virginia (Hunt) Robertson a daughter, 
Jane Hunt, Oct. 14, 1930. 

To Theresa (Molloy) Walsh a son, Freder- 
ick James Jr., Feb. 27. 

To Janet (Olmsted) Wortley a son, John 
Morgan, July 7. 

To Elizabeth (Stickney) Arnold a daughter, 
Dorothy Elizabeth, Apr. 30. 

To Florence (Walter) McDougal a son, 
Charles Walter. 

Other News. — Dorothy Barker left Aleppo, 
Syria, and traveled by way of Paris and Lon- 
don to reach home the middle of July. She 
writes that she has loved the work out there 
and, keen as she is to get home, feels that she 
has left a part of herself in Aleppo. This 
year she is back on the other side of the desk 
studying at Hartford Theol. Sem. 

Gertrude (Gundlach) De Gallaix was in 
America with her husband last September 
for the Internat. Law Assn. Conference. 
When Ruth Sears and Leslie (Winslow) White 
'27 were in Paris last spring they visited 
Gertrude. 

Grace Hosic is teaching for the third year at 
the Dalton Academy in New York, the home 
of the well-known Dalton plan of instruction. 
Grace is with the 3- and 4-year-olds, who are 
not strictly under the plan, but are well on 
the way. 

Janet (Olmsted) Wortley 's husband will 
be an interne at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago 
this winter. She is expecting to teach for at 
least part time, plus the care of John Morgan. 

Anna (Sharon) Morrow and her husband 
were in camp at Quakertown (Pa.) for the sum- 
mer, but are now at the Mt. Hermon School 
(Mass.), where Anna teaches a few classes in 
Bible, and her husband has charge of the 
English. 

Sarah (Smith) Marseilles has 2 children 
hitherto unreported, Marley aged 2, and Billy 
3d aged 5 months. 

Adelaide Sutherland is doing secretarial 
work at the Standard Statistics Co. in N. Y. C 
and learning all about the sad case of Wall 
Street. 

Charleta Taylor, after spending a year at 



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A complete educational 
program for girls. Col- 
lege preparatory, gen- 
eral, and special courses. 
Separate junior high and 
postgraduate divisions. 
&S, City and country ad- 
u vantages. 



LUCIE C. BEARD, Headmistress 
Orange, New Jersey 




KENT PLAGE SCHOOL 

FOR GIRLS 

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY 

An Endowed School Thirty-eighth Year 

On the estate of Chancellor Kent, in the hills of 
New Jersey, twenty miles from New York 

Recommended by the leading colleges for thorough 

COLLEGE PREPARATION 
Also General Course, Music, Art, Athletics 

HARRIET LARNED HUNT, Head of the School 



-DONGAN-HALL- 

Country School for Girls 

One Hour From New York City 
Overlooking New York Harbor 

College Preparation 

One- Year Intensive Review for 

College Board Examinations 

Music, Art, Sports 

EMMA BARBER TURNBACH 

Head Mistress 

Dongan Hills 
Staten Island New York 




BIRCH WATHEN 
SCHOOL 

A Progressive Day School for 
Boys and Girls 

149 West 93rd 
Tel. Riverside 9-0314 New York City 



CATHEDRAL SCHOOL 

of 

ST. MARY 

GARDEN CITY 
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK 

RT. REV. ERNEST M. ST I RES 

President of Board 

MIRIAM A. BYTEL 
Principal 



THE KIRK SCHOOL 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 

A boarding and day school whose purpose is prep- 
aration for Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, 
Smith, Vassar, Wellesley and other colleges open to 
women. 

The work, distinctly personal in character, is 
adapted to meet the special needs of each individual, 
and is carried on under pleasant home conditions. 
A special one-year intensive course is offered for 
high school graduates. 

Proximity to Philadelphia affords opportunity to 
attend concerts, operas, theatres. Outdoor sports 
include riding, tennis, hockey, basketball. 

Mary B. Thompson, Principal 



Holmquist School 


FOR GIRLS 


NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA 


Principals 

Karline Holmquist 

Louise Holmquist, A3. (Vassar) 


Academic Dean 

Margaret Braman Dewey, A.B. (Smith) 


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The 

Baldwin School 

A Country School for Girls 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 

Preparation for Barnard, Bryn Mawr, 
Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith.Vassar 
and Wellesley colleges. Abundant out- 
door life — hockey, basket-ball, tennis. 
Indoor Swimming Pool. 

Elizabeth Forrest Johnson, A.B., Head 



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Bryn Mawr, was at a reformatory in Mary- 
land for the summer. They arose at 5.30 
and were on the farm by 6. She says she did 
everything from pitching hay to putting on 

pl,i\ B. 

Elizabeth Van Schmus is teaching in 
England. 

Rosemary Watson wrote extensive news- 
paper publicity for the Junior League produc- 
tion of "Hansel and Gretel " in March. 
After that she did all the publicity for the 
local Y. W. C. A. campaign. At present 
she is city editor and publicity director for the 
Junior League of Fairmont, \V. \'a. In her 
spare time at home she has been overseeing 
the vegetable and flower gardens, and rais- 
ing a fair flock of poultry. 

Mary Wight did graduate work at Bryn 
Mawr for two years, following her M.A. in 
French from the Univ. of Illinois in '29. This 
winter she will teach French at Pembroke Col., 
Brown Univ. 

Leslie (Winslow) W r hite's husband is a 
resident physician at the hospital in Ann 
Arbor, Mich. 

Ex-1927 

Married.— Olga Osterhout to Harold B. 
Sears of Chestnut Hill (Mass.), Oct. 12, at 
Cambridge. The groom is Harvard '26. 
Olga studied art in New York and Paris after 
leaving college. 

1928 

Class secretary — Katharine B. Cochran, 
1341 Prospect Av., Plainfield, N. J. 

Engaged. — Mildred Grosbergto Dr. Harold 
Bellin of Albany, a graduate of Union Col. 
and Albany Med. School '26. They plan to 
be married Nov. 1 and live in Albany. 

Virginia Summers to George D. Rust of 
Livonia (N. Y.), a graduate of the Newark 
Col. of Engineering. 

.Married.— Phoebe Drury to Dr. George P. 
Robb of Boston, July 11, in the Mt. Hermon 
School chapel at Northfield, Mass. Dr. 
Robb is a resident at the Thorndike laborato- 
ries in Boston and an asst. in medicine at 
Harvard Med. School. 

Dorothy Foster to Edward V. Cunningham, 
July 18, at Greenwich, Ct. Bettina Griebel 
was one of the bridesmaids. 

Rosamond Foster to Daniel Sayre, in Sep- 
tember, at the Old Ship Church, Hingham. 
Kosunond has been teaching music in Hing- 
ham for the past year at Derby Academy. 
Mr. Sayre is Mass. Inst, of Tech. '23 and a 
professor of aeronautical engineering there. 
1 le was one of the sponsors of the East Boston 
airport. Address, The Red House, South St., 
1 lingham, Mass. 

Helen ( '.eromanos to Stanley L. Curtis, 
June 27. Address, 40 Sanford PI., Bridgeport, 

Elizabeth Lewis to Earl B. Noble, Sept. 10, 
in Los Angeles. Mr. Noble attended Yale 
Scientific School. 

1 ranees McCarthy to John E. Abbott in 
August. 

Rebecca Millett to Clifton S. Sibley of 
Northeastern Univ., Aug. 29, at Beverly, 
Mass. They are to live in Dedham, Mass. 



Elizabeth Stoffregen to Geoffrey May of 
Baltimore, Sept. 22, at Washington. Eliza- 
beth studied two years at the London School 
of Economics and Polit. Science, and last year 
at Radcliffe. She received her Ph.D. last 
July from the London School of Economics 
and Polit. Science and is now an instructor at 
Goucher Col. The groom is Harvard '21 and 
Harvard Law '24. He is an asst. professor at 
the Inst, of Law, Johns Hopkins Univ. Mr. 
May is a member of the Inner Temple in 
London. He served on the staff of the Russell 
Sage Foundation in New York and the Har- 
vard Law School's crime survey. 

Born. — To Erva (Dwyer) Clutts a second 
daughter, Joan Booth, June 15. Address, 35 
Windsor Rd., Allwood, N.J. 

To Katharine (Hatch) Perrine a son, May 
31. 

To Virginia (Marshall) McNeil a son, James 
Marshall, Sept. 18. 

To Mary (Munroe) Cooke a son, Goodwin, 
July 29, in Paris, France. 

To Evelyn (Rock) Millard a daughter, in 
July. 

Other News. — Elizabeth (Bacon) Bis- 
good's mother, Caroline Mitchell Bacon '97, 
died in August. 

Florence Bill is to be secretary at Elisabeth 
Morrow's nursery school, where 70 children are 
enrolled. Florence and Constance Chilton '26 
have an apartment together in Englewood. 

Elizabeth Blake sailed on the Bremen early 
in October. She is to study dramatics at a 
school in Paris. 

Elizabeth Bowerfind plans to study at a 
secretarial school in New York this winter. 

Essie Epstein is a social worker and inves- 
tigator for the Israel Orphan Asylum "situ- 
ated in the heart of New York's East Side." 

Betty Fleming was a counselor last summer 
at a girls' camp near Saranac Lake, N. Y. 

Ruth (Foulks) Nichols and her husband 
went on a two weeks' motor trip to Canada 
early in October. 

Ann Frederick is doing secretarial work in 
the advertising concern of Ketchum, Mac- 
Leod, & Grove Inc. of Pittsburgh. She 
planned to fly to Chicago early in October to 
visit Betty (Newman) Morrison. 

Aleta Freile had a good part in Brock Pem- 
berton's play, "Three Times the Hour," 
which played for a short time early in the fall 
at the Avon Theatre in New York. 

Bettina Griebel, who has been working for 
Best & Co. in New York, was at their South- 
ampton shop all summer. 

Betty Grimm is "the trust dept." of the 
Banker's Trust Co. of Hartford, Ct. 

Margaret (Grout) Harrison's father died 
very suddenly in August. 

Helen Huberth plans to act this winter 
with a stock company in Baltimore, Md. 

Eloise Barrangon '28 is acting as assistant 
to the director of The Auditorium Players of 
Rochester, New York. These players open a 
20-week stock season Oct. 19 with Rachel 
Crothers's "As Husbands Go." Eloise is 
living at Apt. 28, Haddon Hall Apts., 505 
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The Madeira School 

GREENWAY, FAIRFAX COUNTY 
VIRGINIA 

A resident and country day school for 
girls on the Potomac River near Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

150 Acres 10 Fireproof Buildings 

LUCY MADEIRA WING, Head Mistress 




Travel Tour for Girls 

A finishing year abroad for small group. Near East 
including Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Greece. 
Europe: eight countries including Spain and Sicily. 
For prospectus 
ALICE F. DAY (Smith 1910) 
21 Downing Street Worcester, Mass. 

October 1, 1931— April 1, 1932 
Care of Chase Bank 41 rue Cambon, Paris 



ASHLEY HALL 



School for girls in atmosphere of southern 
culture and colonial tradition. Accredited. 
College preparatory. Outdoor sports all 
winter, riding, pool. Catalog. 

MARY V. McBEE, M.A., Principal 
Box S Charleston, S. C. 



MISS STOUT'S 
EUROPEAN SCHOOL 

October- June 

for girls who have completed their secondary school 
work or one or two years of college. Four months' study 
of history, literature, and history of art in Rome, 
Florence, Munich, Paris, and London. French with 
native teacher. Three months' travel with study in 
Italy, Austria, Hungary, Southern Germany, France, 
Belgium, Holland, and England. Winter holiday for 
Alpine sports. School established in 1924. 

HELEN L. STOUT '03, PRINCIPAL 

Winter Address: 
Morgan and Co. 14 Place Vendome, Paris 



he TRAPHAGEN SCHOOL OF FASHION 

Intensive Winter and Summer Courses 
Under direction of Ethel Traphagen 

All phases from elementary to full mastery 
of costume design and illustration, textile 
and stage design, taught in shortest time 
consistent with thoroughness. Day and Eve- 
ning classes. Saturday courses for Adults 
and Children. Incorporated under Regents. 
Our Sales Department disposes of student 
work. Every member of advanced classes 
often placed through our free Employment 
Bureau. Write for circular L. 
first Arnold, Constable & Company Costume Design Compe- 
ioh, over 100 schools and nearly 800 students too* part; all 
izeswere awarded to Traphagen pupils with exception of one 
the five third prizes. In latest contest Traphagen students won 
awards; also First Prize in 1931 Beaux Arts Ball Contest 
msored by Art Alliance of America. 

80 Broadway (near 52nd St.) New York 

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)ld Colony School 

scretarial and Business Training 

For Young Women Graduates of 
Private School, High School or College 

)ne-Year Course prepares for Executive Positions 
or the Management of Personal Property. 

Resident and Day Pupils 

For Booklet or Information Write the Registrar 
317 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 



School of Nursing 
of Yale University 

A Profession for the College Woman 

The thirty months' course, providing an intensive and 
varied experience through the case study method, leads 
to the degree of 

BACHELOR OF NURSING 
Two or more years of approved college work required 
for admission. A few scholarships available for stu- 
dents with advanced qualifications. 

The educational facilities of Yale University are 
open to qualified students. 

For catalog and information address: 

THE DEAN, YALE SCHOOL OF NURSING 

New Haven, Connecticut 



Child Education Foundation 
Training School 

A Day School and Residence for Teachers 

of the 

Nursery and Primary Age Child 

Course of Twelve Months for College Graduates 
preparing especially for Heads of Departments. 

Course of Three Years for High School Graduates. 

Both Courses approved by New York State Edu- 
cation Department. 

ANNA EVA McLIN, DIRECTOR 
535 East 84th Street, New York 



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\\ e quote from an enthusiastic letter from 
Helene (Mansbach) Kaufman after she had 
received the napkin ring which the class pre- 
Bented the Class Baby in June: "Your Class 
Baby and her mother are so thrilled with your 
gift that her mother is somewhat at a loss to 
express her abundant thanks. The napkin 
ring is at present encircling bibs, but just 
imagine her thrill when it holds her napkin at 
a college dorm in 1947! I wanted so much to 
bring Jean to Harap for Reunion last June, 
but with two infants on my hands I just 
couldn't get away. Here's hoping we can 
make the next Reunion. Your Class Baby's 
little twin brothers are getting big, and soon 
we'll have to start training them to be good 
Smith fussers!" 

Mary Mills says, "My trip east last June 
was the brightest spot in my life since gradua- 
tion, for I have missed my friends more than I 
believed possible." 

Mary (Munroe) Cooke and her husband 
have been in Paris since April and expect to 
remain there until next August. She says: 
"The facts of the case are that we are settled 
in a simply incredible apartment on the edge 
of the Champ de Mars, and are being cared 
for within an inch of our lives by Angele — 
who, clad in blue bandana, pink smock, and 
red felt slippers throws our breakfast at us, 
and then nearly drives us out on to the pave- 
ment by scrubbing every available inch of 
space with ammonia. After that she goes to 
market, throws a little lunch about, tacks 
down loose bits of carpet, does all the washing 
and mending, spreads white paper on all the 
shelves, sings at the top of her rather strident 
lungs, serves dinner, turns down the bed, and 
vanishes! . . . \Ye tutor twice a week, spend- 
ing interminable hours translating such works 
as ' Babbitt ' and ' The Bridge of San Luis Rey ' 
into French. We went last week to a modern 
furniture exhibition and now spend all our 
time trying to fit modernistic curtains and 
lamps into our strange mixture of Turkish, 
Breton, Sears Roebuck, and French white and 
gold." 

Adeline (Nichols) Moore has left Washing- 
ton and is now living in Darien, Ct. 

Rosalind Parker is in training at St. Luke's 
Hospital, Amsterdam Av. & 113th St., X. Y.C. 

Kate Pinsdorf is a history instructor at 
Vassar, teaching Latin American and modern 
European history. She spent last year in 
Germany, returning in September. 

( aroline Schauffler went, late in September, 
to Portland (Ore.) where she is to edit a medi- 
cal journal. 

Edith Sedgwick spent July in Sharon (Ct.) 
and August at Squam Lake, X. H. 

At the class meeting in June the following 
officers were elected to serve until our Fifth 
Reunion: pres., Julia Hafner; vice-pres., Mary 
Mills; tress., Agnes Woodhull; sec, Katharine 
( ochran. 

Ex-1928 

BORN.— To Clara (Ham) Hubbell a son, 
William Hani, May 20. 

1929 

Class secretary — Marjorie Pitts, Chicago 



Commons, 955 W. Grand Av., Chicago, 111. 

Engaged. — Eleanor Barnes to Frederick L. 
Taft of Cleveland, Amherst '28. Mr. Taft 
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of Phi 
Kappa Psi. They will be married in Califor- 
nia in December. 

Alice Eaton to Park Johnson. Mr. Johnson 
has one more year of theological school. Xo 
date has been set for the wedding. 

Charlotte Hanna to George Beveridge. 
They will be married this fall and live in 
Richmond, \'a. 

Married. — Elaine Appleton to William H. 
M arm ion. Address, 1427 Gladys Av., San 
Gabriel, Calif. 

Maud Butterworth to John T. Moore of 
Xew Orleans. Mr. Moore is in the life in- 
surance business. Maud is doing work for 
the Speakers' Bureau and for the Junior 
League in Xew Orleans, and is living at the 
same address as before her marriage. 

Ruth Chamberlin to Charles J. Draper, 
Jan. 1, 1930. Address, 112 Revere St., 
Boston. 

Mabel Cook to William Stuart Young, 
Aug. 1, at Marblehead, Mass. Among the 
bridesmaids were Isabel Keller and Theodora 
Lawrence. On their return from a European 
wedding trip, they will live in Brookline, 
Mass. 

Ruth Cook to August A. Di Somma, June 
29, in Xew York. Mr. Di Somma is Columbia 
'29 and is working there for his Ph.D. in chem- 
istry. Ruth received her M.A. in chemistry 
in June and is also working for her Ph.D. at 
Columbia. They were both elected to Sigma 
Xi in March. Address, 95 Lenox Rd., 
Brooklyn, X. Y. 

Margaret Cross to Dr. Yernon W. Lippard, 
Aug. 29, in Winchester, Mass. Many mem- 
bers of the class were at the wedding. Ad- 
dress, 74 W. 68th St., X. Y. C. 

Margaret Eacho to L. M. Corcoran. 

Mary Elizabeth Glenn to Frederick A. 
Dickinson, May 19. Mr. Dickinson is Yale 
'21. They spent the summer at the Green- 
wich (Ct.) Country Club, and expect to live 
in Xew York this winter. 

Mary Louise Hampton to John C. Peterson. 

Yvonne Kopetzky to Robert H. Sterling, 
Dec. 23. 1930. Mr. Sterling is practicing law 
in Xew York. 

Ruth Mattison to Adam J. Hartman. 

Elizabeth Mattoon to Paul Hunt Hetzel, 
June 27, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Louise Mayer to John T. Lorch. Address, 
71 W. 12th St., X. Y. C. 

Sally Redman to Stephen H. Roblin, Aug. 
29, at Gloucester, Mass. Janet (Moll) Barber 
and her husband and Eugenia Marshall were 
among the guests. Mr. Roblin is in the in- 
surance business. Sally expects to continue 
teaching Latin at the Derby Acad, in Hing- 
ham. Address, 21 Kemper St., Wollaston, 
Mass. 

Harriet Seelye to Ralph B. Perry Jr., Aug. 
15, at Isleford, Me. Carolyn Ball played for 
the wedding and among those present were 
Shirley (Flather) Fleming, Julie (Xicoll) Hopp- 
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Miss Conklins 

S ccretanal School 



THOROUGH professional training for 
secretaryships and executive positions. 

The school occupies the studios of the 
Tilden Building; classrooms opening upon 
a roof garden have abundance of light and 
air. 

The Bureau of Placement is a recognized 
feature of the School. Graduates are sought 
for varied and interesting positions. 

SUCCESSIVE ENTRANCE DATES 

Illustrated booklet 

105 West 40th Street, New York 
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Smith College 

SUMMER SCHOOL 
OF MUSIC 

June 27 — August 6, 1932 



Courses in the Appreciation and History of 
Music, Harmony, Counterpoint, and School 
Music. 

Instruction in Piano, Violin, 
Voice, and Organ 

Were you unable to take music courses while in 
college? If so, why not come back for six weeks, and 
enjoy the privileges offered by one of the most com- 
pletely equipped music buildings in the country! 

Write for catalog to 

WILSON T. MOOG, Director 
Sage Hall Northampton, Mass. 



The Vocational Division 
Smith College Personnel Office 

needs the help of the alumnae 

in finding positions for the 

recent graduates 



Mabelle B. Blake, Personnel Director 
Marjory Porritt Nield, Vocational Secretary 




Professional 
Consultations with Parents 



on Private Schools and Summer Camps 
in the United States and abroad 

MARGUERITE TUTTLE, A.B. 
JANE GRIFFIN, A.B. (Smith) 

School and Camp Specialists 
19 West 44th Street, New York City 



MARY COGGESHALL 
JEANNETTE JUKES 

INCORPORATED 

509 MADISON AVENUE 
NEW YORK CITY 

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BALLARD SCHOOL 

Central Branch, Y.W.C.A. 

College women who aim for leadership in 
the business world find our Secretarial 
Course a solid foundation for future success. 

Send for Bulletin 

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Somers. They will live in Pittsburgh. 

Marjorie Stern to Edward J. Schweid, 
Aug. 25, in Cleveland. Address, 1644 E. 117th 
St., Cleveland, 0. 

1 [elen Tripp to Harry M. Sisson. Address, 
24 Clinton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Jean Vliet to William B. Belden, July 22. 
Mr. Belden is a lawyer in the firm of Andrews 
ami Belden. Jean and her husband went to 
California via Panama, then to Mexico, on 
their wedding trip. They are building a 
house at 3280 Norwood Rd., Cleveland, O. 

Theodora Warden to Dr. Lorenz H. West- 
enberger, June 9, in Chicago. Address, 200 
E. Chestnut St., Chicago. 

Charlotte Wheeler to Ronald A. Dickson, 
June 20. Christine Fortin was a bridesmaid, 
and Carol Booth, Constance Carrier, Helen 
Post, and Jessica Scott were present. Mr. 
Dickson is an electrical engineer. Address, 
60 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Born. — To Barbara (Birge) Hager a son, 
Edward, June 19. 

To Eleanor (Boardman) Hester a daughter, 
Sarah Withington, May 29. 

To Dorothy (Fitzgerald) Skinner a daugh- 
ter, Barbara, Mar. 22. Dorothy writes that 
she spent July and August at North Falmouth 
on Cape Cod, where Laura Buck visited her. 

Other News. — Frances Adams is teaching 
Latin at the Brearley School, N. Y. C. 

Sylvia Alberts is managing her father's 
store in Northampton. She is learning to buy 
merchandise. 

Carolyn Ball is studying for her M.A. in 
music at Smith. She is living at 30 Belmont. 

Emily Barnhart is tutoring several pupils in 
English grammar, American literature, and 
French and American history. 

Eleanor Barrett had a position in the social 
service dept. of the Indianapolis public schools 
last spring. She spent July with her family 
at Burt Lake (Mich.), coming east in August. 
She will be at home this winter. 

Anne Basinger is teaching English at the 
Brearley School, N. Y. C. 

Dorothy Beeley spent the summer in Rock- 
port, Mass. She expects to be in New York 
this winter. 

Dorothy Bennett spent the summer in 
Europe. 

Kathleen Berry is assistant to the editor of 
the Quarterly. 

Carolyn Bixler is a secretary for the Car- 
negie Internat. Exhibition which is under the 
supervision of Homer Saint-Gaudens, director 
of the Fine Arts Dept. of the Pittsburgh 
Museum. 

Katherine Bolman is living in New York, 
at the Barbizon. 

Rissel BonorT is working in a research lab- 
oratory at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 
N.Y.C. 

Carol Booth is in the Registrar's office at 
Smith. 

Junia Bright spent the summer on Cape 
Cod. 

Ellis Brown lias returned to her position as 
iry to the headmaster of the Greenwich 
(Ct.) Country Day School. 



Dorothy Burr has been traveling in the 
West with her family, stopping en route to 
visit Eleanor Barrett and other Smith people. 

Mary Byrne is in the Smith College library. 

Mary Coburn is taking a course in social 
work at Simmons Col. 

After a summer spent studying art at the 
Amer. School in Fontainebleau, Edith Colgate 
returned to the U. S. in October. 

Mary Crafts is a recreation worker on the 
staff of the Inst, for Juvenile Research in 
Chicago. 

Ruth Culp has a secretarial position at the 
Univ. of Chicago with the Board of Admis- 
sions. 

Helen Dollar is taking first-year medicine 
at McGill after doing postgraduate work at 
Cornell. 

Harriet Dowd was at a Girl Scout camp this 
summer and is now in Palm Beach (Fla.) or- 
ganizing and directing Scout troops. 

Dorothea Duprey spent part of last summer 
at Bass Rocks, Mass. 

Virginia Ellis is secretary to Clara Endicott 
Sears of Boston, who is now writing a book on 
early Indian civilization. 

Janet Goldschmidt took her M.A. at Colum- 
bia in June. She is in Vienna this winter with 
Frances Strakosch, studying for her Ph.D. 

Adele Hamerschlag has a fellowship from 
the New York Charity Organization Soc. to 
study family case work. She expects to spend 
3 months in Boston this winter doing com- 
munity work. 

Ida Holt and Mary McClintock have an 
apartment for the winter at 10 W. 51st St., 
N. Y. C. Ida is still working in Col. Woods's 
office. 

Cordelia Job spent the summer teaching 
swimming in a camp near Annecy, France, and 
is now back at the Tenacre School. 

Until recently Agnes Johnston was teaching 
spoken English in the Bancroft School of 
Worcester, Mass. She is now recovering from 
injuries received when she fell from a horse 
during the summer. 

Mary Judkins is taking a course in hospital 
social work at Western Reserve Univ. 

Maybelle Kennedy received her M.A. from 
Yale in June 1930 and is teaching again this 
winter in New Haven, at the Gateway School. 

Catharine Kerlin has started her second 
year of teaching at the Internat. School in 
Geneva. 

Teresa Kirby spent the summer motoring 
in the West with her mother. 

Edith Landis received her M.S.S. from 
Smith in August 1930 and spent last winter as 
a psychiatric social worker for the U. S. Vet- 
erans Bureau in Cincinnati and Philadelphia. 
She was at home during the summer and is 
now taking premedical work at Mass. State 
Col. 

Mary Lane went abroad in August. 

Kathryn Loomis spent the summer visiting 
and traveling. Among others she visited 
Florence Somers in Atlantic City and in the 
Catskills. 

Mary (Loop) Michael and her husband 
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limmer of our history. In the light of the financial depression this interests them 
■ery much; though some of them attribute our popularity to the fact that many came 
o us because they could not afford to go to Europe. Naturally we have our own 
)pinion about this solution. • Be the reason what it may, the fact is that as usual 
i great many of our old friends returned to Back Log, and a great many new- 
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where Mr. Michael had a position as life guard. 

Mary McClintock studied painting at 
Gloucester (Mass.) last summer. She is now 
in New York studying at the Art Center. 

Eugenia Marshall was in New York and 
Texas during the summer and early fall. 
This winter she has returned to Germany to 
study music. Address, c/o Dr. Paul Kuhn, 
( '.rrmaniastrasse 9 III, Munich, Germany. 

( . iinline Mowry is asst. teacher in the nurs- 
ery class at Elisabeth Morrow's school in 
Englewood, X. J. 

Frances Xeill was motoring in the East for 
several weeks during the summer. She is 
at home this winter. 

Marion Xeilson has returned to the Univ. 
of Wisconsin to study dancing. 

Mary Xisbet spent the summer in Edgar- 
town, Mass. 

Ruth Pillsbury is secretary and hostess in a 
new dramatic school in Boston organized by 
Adelyn Bushnell, director of a stock company 
at the Repertory Theatre. Ruth was oper- 
ated on for appendicitis in August. 

Marjorie Pitts is spending the winter in 
Chicago doing practice case work at the Inst, 
for Juvenile Research. She is living in a 
settlement house, Chicago Commons, 955 W. 
Grand Av. 

Mary Potter has finished her secretarial 
course. During August and September she 
was secretary to Dr. Walter Burrage, a physi- 
cian in Boston. 

Sydney Rabinovitz has had a varied career 
since graduation. The first summer she 
joined a stock company in Provincetown, 
Mass. In the fall she enrolled at Filene's in 
the exec, training course and has recently been 
put in the merchandising dept. In her spare 
moments Sydney acts in amateur theatricals. 

Martha Richardson spent the summer help- 
ing the director of the Eagle Ridge Club at 
East Edgecombe, Me. 

Agnes Rodgers went to the Univ. of Wis. 
Summer School and received her M.A. She 
spent a few weeks at hockey camp on her way 
to George Washington Univ. in Washington 
(D. C.)i where she is teaching phys. educ. 

Ruth (Rose) Taub and her husband have 
been in Paris, where they met Mabel (Cook) 
Young and her husband in August. 

Teresina Rowell expects to finish work for 
her Ph.D. this winter, spending the second 
half of the winter at the Univ. of Chicago. 

Phyllis Rust is in the Kimberley School in 
Montclair, X.J. 

Louise Seaman is still with the New York 
Herald Tribune as asst. exchange editor. She 
spends some of her spare time helping with 
amateur theatricals. 

Barbara Simison took her M.A. in English 
at Smith in June. She is now in the English 
literature section of the Sterling Library at 
Yale, and studying for her Ph.D. 

Helen (Smith) Strong is in London with 
her husband, who is studying at the Univ. of 
London. 

Florence Somers spent the summer in Ger- 
many. Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and 
Switzerland, and has the distinction of not 



having seen any Smith people during her trip 

Louise Spetnagel has just returned from i 
cruise around the coast of Europe which sh< 
and her sister helped to organize. 

Helen Spurrier received her M.S.S. from th< 
Smith School for Social Work in August. Shi 
now is a social worker at Johns Hopkins Hos 
pital. 

Louise (Squibb) Greeno writes, " I have jus 
moved into an impressive white brick colonia 
house and am busy studying up early Americai 
decoration." Address, 5640 Belmont Av. 
College Hill, Cincinnati, O. 

Josephine Stieren is secretary to M. Josepl 
Yogliano, Pittsburgh representative of th< 
French subsidiary of the Westinghouse Co. 

Margaret Stout was abroad last summer an< 
is now teaching French in Chicago. 

Frances Strakosch took her M.A. in psy 
chology at Columbia in June and sailed Sept 
10 for Vienna, where she is to study under i 
fellowship. 

Margaret Streit is with Max Kling, florists 
inN.Y.C. 

Agnes van der Kieft and her mother run i 
baby clothes and lingerie shop in Darien, Ct 

Elizabeth Warren spent the summer at Xev 
Castle, N. H. She is secretary to Prof 
Tozzer of the dept. of anthropology at Har 
vard. Address for the winter, 11 Ware St. 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Agnes (Wharton) Brewster spent the sum 
mer with her baby at Thompson's Pt.. Char 
lotte, Yt. 

Ex-1929 

Married. — Sarah Ford to Oliver Billing; 
Jr., Sept. 12, at Morristown, N. J. 

Born. — To Nelly (Baxter) Brown a daugh 
ter, Persis Furbish, May 1. Address, 2C 
Longfellow Av., Brunswick, Me. 

To Louise (Powers) Carter a son, Edwin A. 
II, Jan. 15. 

To Imogene (Kellogg) Bragg a son, in June. 

To Eleanor (Pier) Alton a son, Garrett 
Pier, in July. Eleanor was married in October 
1930 to Carroll W. Alton. Address, 1333 
Ridge Av., Evanston, 111. 

Other News. — Elizabeth Baker spent the 
summer in Maine. She saw Charlotte Baus 
man, Charlotte Cushman, and Barbara Rogers 
on their way to visit Marjorie Fales. 

Miriam Cohen is doing statistical work in a 
broker's office in Xew York. 

Moira Flannery spent the summer studying 
art at Gloucester, Mass. 

Dorcas Hutcheson spent the summer travel- 
ing in Scotland. 

Julia Michno is doing social case work in 
Springfield (Mass.), commuting every dav 
from Xorthampton. 

Barbara Xelson has had a trip to the Yellow - 
stone. She spent some time on a ranch. 

Elizabeth Patterson will be in Xew York 
this winter. 

Lucy (Wright) Merrill is living in Water- 
town, Mass. Her husband is studying at 
Harvard. 

1930 

Class secretary — Emeline F. Shaffer, 20 
Edgehill Rd., Xew Haven, Ct. 



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Engaged. — Elizabeth Boies to Reeve 
Schley Jr., Yale '31. of Scranton, Pa., and Far 
Hills, N.J. 

F ranees Dowie to David M. Ellin wood, 
Amherst '30. 

Annett Kirk to Richard R. Ilallington. 
The engagement was announced Aug. 19. 

Married. — Marjorie Bache to Edward 
Men den, Apr. 23. They went abroad for 
their honevmoon and are now living at 12 E. 
86th St., N. Y. C. 

Gretchen Behringer to Lieut. Louis High- 
tower Jr., U. S. Military Acad. '31, Aug. 16, 
in a military wedding at Cadet Chapel, West 
Point. Muriel (Brunner) Vittrup ex-30 was 
maid of honor. Address, Argonne Heights, 
Fort Sam Houston, Tex. 

Elizabeth Berry to John Hooker Reid, 
June 27. Address, 16000 Nela Crest Rd., 
East Cleveland, O. 

Dorothy Deane to Burton Brockway Doo- 
little Jr., Wesleyan '29, Oct. 19, in Northamp- 
ton. They plan to live at 118 Highland Av., 
Middletown, Ct. Dorothy has been doing 
Girl Scout work in Elmira (N. Y.) since a 
year ago September. 

Frances De Bogory to Claude Horton, 
M. I. T. '30, May 9. They plan to go to 
Grandbury (Tex.) where Mr. Horton is with a 
construction company building bridges. 

Mary Clough to E. Holton Russell, June 10. 
Address, 15 Albert St., Manchester, N. H. 

Helen Depue to Charles F. Drake, Aug. 29. 
Address, 547 Hinman Av., Evanston, HI. 

Dorothy Dickinson to Gerald E. White, 
Sept. 5. 

Cordelia Dumaine to Theodore Eliot 
Graves, Aug. 22. "Cordie" had a very 
small wedding at her home in Concord, Mass. 

Margaret Farrington to Harold Himes Rice, 
June 9. Address, 3333 Broderick St., San 
Francisco, Calif. 

Arline Genthner to Allen E. Reed, Harvard 
'26, Business School '28, Oct. 9. Address, 11 
Ware St., Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Reed is with 
Hornblower and Weeks of Boston. Virginia 
Marshall, Brooksie Smith, and Frances 
Herendeen were bridesmaids. 

Helen Hartman to Rowland Smith Young, 
Aug. 1. Helen is still teaching in Butler, N. J. 

Clara Johnson to Rev. Robert Schacht Jr., 
Sept. 9, in an out-of-doors wedding. 

Janet Mahony to Robert Whitelaw Wilson, 
Amherst '30, Sept. 19, in a church wedding. 
There were a great many Smith girls at the 
reception at the Sleepy Hollow Country 
Club in Scarborough. Mary Mahony ex-'32 
was maid of honor, Celeste (Proctor) Sutphen 
ex-'31 was one of the matrons of honor, and 
Fanny Curtis, Esther Ogden, Virginia Harri- 
son, Margaret Barclay, Helen Teagle, and 
Sally Prescott were bridesmaids. They went 
to Bermuda for their honeymoon and are now 
living at 1921 Kalorama Rd. N. W., Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Alida Milliken to Frederic Edgar Camp, 
Oct. 30, at the Madison Av. Presbyterian 
Church, N. Y. C. 

Rachel Perry to Rev. F. Randall Williams, 
Sept. 2. Elizabeth (Sherman) Randall was 



matron of honor and Adelaide Hall was 
of the bridesmaids. 

Ruth Watrous to Robert W. Helli 
May 30, at Madison, Ct. Last year R 
had a job as personal shopper at Bloomi 
dale's (dept. store) in New York u 
March and then was in the stock con 
dept. at Jas. A. Hearn's in New York u 
her marriage. 

Emily White to Marshall Hall, Aug. 1 
Salem, Mass. They are living in New Y 
in an apartment near the medical scl 
where Mr. Hall is to be. Katharine Sand 
Katharine Riley, Cordelia Dumaine, ; 
Frances Robinson were at the wedding. 

Born. — To Frances (Manley) Bryar 
daughter, Jean Lockitt, July 2. 

To Maxine (Merchant) Brinkley a j 
John Daniel 4th, Sept. 26. 

To Ellen Laura (Todd) Goodwin a i 
Philip Todd, Aug. 7. 

Other News. — Elizabeth Atkins is wort 
at the Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelp 

Elizabeth Babcock has been doing pri\ 
secretarial work for a woman in Brandon, 

Emily Bixler is continuing as private se< 
tary to her father and planning to tak 
course in advertising besides. 

Elizabeth Blossom is teaching biology' , 
ancient, medieval, and modern history at 
high school in Deep River, Ct. 

Zyra Brody writes that last year she 
blood work and Wasserman tests in 
Madison Park and the Methodist Episcc 
hospitals in New York. Since then she 
spent four months traveling in Europe an 
now looking for a job. 

Betty Bull writes that she is becoming \ 
domestic, preparing to get married by tal< 
two courses in home economics at Gee 
Washington Univ. She also hopes to t 
an art course at the Corcoran Art Schoo 
Washington. 

Velma Clement is at Stratford (Ct.) fc 
second year, teaching a course which inclu 
elementary instruction in the appreciatior 
art, music, and literature for junior h 
school children. 

Leonora Cohen has a part-time job tea 
ing French at the Fieldston School in > 
York. She is going to continue study 
French at Columbia working toward a Ph 
During the summer she was athletic direc 
at a camp in New Hampshire and atten 
the August Smith meeting at Juniper Loc 
where she and Adelaide Bull were re{ 
sentatives of 1930. 

Katrina Cooley writes that she had a gn 
trip with Penelope Crane in the British I 
by motor and bicycle. She says that it w; 
very successful "hard times" trip — sleep 
in haystacks and chicken yards in Irela 
where their college education stood them w 
Now they are embarked on the hectic ; 
glorious autumn of fox hunting in the Gene 
Valley. 

Elizabeth Cox was ill most of the sumi 
and is now at home trying to regain 
health. 

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wonderful time on Nonesuch Island, Bermuda, 
with William Beebe's oeeanographic expedi- 
tion. We work 10 or 12 hours a day over all 
sorts of weird creatures. In our leisure time 
we swim, play deck tennis, and wander about 
in a helmet among the corals and angel fish 
some 30 feet down in the ocean." 

Alice Davis was at home in Albany during 
the summer taking 3 courses in education at 
the State Univ. 

Dorothy Davis plans to continue working 
on a research problem at Lenox Hill Hospital 
X. V.i this winter, and in addition to study 
chemistry at Columbia. 

Constance Davison has received an M.A. 
from the Univ. of Pa. She spent the sum- 
mer driving a truck over most of northeastern 
Wyoming in search of elusive fossils and forma- 
tions and tried her hand at being a "dude " on 
a dude ranch and at being a cowgirl on a cow 
ranch, where she finally succeeded in breaking 
a horse. 

Martha Denny is continuing to study zool- 
ogy at Radcliffe this year. 

Helen Duggan has a secretarial job in the 
dept. of pediatrics of the Yale Medical School. 

Mary Eaton is working at WCCO, the 
Columbia station in Minneapolis. She does 
a bit of broadcasting, some musical research, 
and in her odd moments writes "continuity." 

Charlotte Fowler has been taking a secre- 
tarial course in Xlw York. 

Cecile Freiberg gives art lectures and in- 
struction classes for children on Saturday and 
Sunday at the Cincinnati Art Museum. 

Jeannette Goldman and Arlene Phillips 
graduated this year from the Smith School 
for Social Work. 

Margaret Green played last summer in the 
Junior Girls' Golf Tournament with Virginia 
Case ex-30. Margaret was planning to enter 
business school in October. 

Helene (Gutter) Eisenberg returned from 
her honeymoon in Europe in September. 

Elizabeth Hamlin is secretary to the curator 
of decorative arts in the Brooklyn Museum. 
During the summer she went to London and 
Paris with Miss Can.-, art editor of the New 
York Times, to see most of the modern work 
being done there. 

Christine Hammond did mental testing at 
the Ct. Junior Republic from January to 
July. She is now teaching at the Thomas 
School at Rowayton, Ct. 

Anna Harney is an instructor in English 
composition at De Pauw Univ., Greencastle, 
Ind. 

Adelaide Hayes is going to business school 
in Buffalo. 

Catherine Heald is doing graduate work at 
Smith. 

Betty Jane Hellebush took a business course 
last winter at the Miller Inst, and since then 
has had a job in the service bureau of the 
Daily News in New York. 

Ruth Hill was at the Smith Summer School 
of Music during the summer, studying and 
teaching cello. 

Ella Hume is staying at home this winter. 

Ruth Hunt) Thompson is in Cherbourg 



(France) for the year, where her husband 
stationed with the U. S. Consulate. 

Alleen Kelly was abroad during the summe 

Katharine Kimball is an apprentice teach* 
at the Beaver Country Day School in Bostor 

Virginia Kirk is attending the Peirce Schoc 
of Bus. Admin, in Philadelphia. 

Betty Klinefelter did graduate work i 
French at Johns Hopkins last winter an 
traveled with her mother and sister in Europ 
during the summer. 

Margaret Kremers is taking another year c 
graduate work in art with Prof. Kennedy i 
Florence, Italy. 

Winston Lamar worked for 2 months durin 
the summer in the Atlanta Carnegie Librar 
and is now asst. librarian at Wesleyan Col 
Macon. Ga. 

Marjorie Lawson is studying at the Univ. c 
Bonn in Germany, where her address is Erloj 
erbund, Baumschulallee 5, Bonn. 

Norma Leas received a B.S. from Simmon 
Col. in June, having completed about tw 
years' work in one. Since then she has bee 
doing substitute secretarial work in North 
ampton, including 8 weeks at the Industrie 
Bankers and 2 weeks in Mrs. Scales's office. 

Eleanor Levy is secretary to the vice-pres 
of the Ex- Lax Co. 

Ann Marsh is continuing to teach at th 
State Penitentiary for women in Pa., and i 
also taking psychology courses at Buckne 
Univ. 

Virginia Marshall is working at Best & Cc 
in Brookline, Mass. 

Maxine (Merchant) Brinkley has written 
produced, and played in three radio dramas 
broadcast over station WDRC; and take: 
occasional parts in plays given over statioi 
WTIC. This summer she has been keepin; 
house and writing short stories and poem* 
some of which have been read over WTIC b; 
Jane Dillon, impersonator. Maxine write 
that she and her husband have gone in fo 
collecting Barnum's Museum curiosities an< 
have just acquired an original poster o 
"Jumbo," the most famous elephant. He 
husband is now running a column in Radiolo 
and producing several series of dramatic pro 
grams over station WTIC in addition to hi 
regular announcing. 

Mary Nixon is planning to start work fo 
an M.A. at William and Mary College b? 
means of extension courses. 

Nathalie Penrose has returned from he 
year's study at Cambridge (Eng.) and \ 
teaching English at St. Timothv's School 
Catonsville. Md. 

Elsie Pond is teaching French for a seconc 
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Udell Redmond has given up her job in Prov 
idence (R. I.) to be at home this winter. 

Edda Renouf is teaching French at the 
Brearley School, N. Y. C. 

Margaret Riggs was at the Smith College 
Summer School of Music studying and teach- 
ing voice. She is now teaching music in the 
Community School in St. Louis, Mo. She 
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and the city so she is all set for a glorious year. 

Helen Sanderson is finishing her thesis on 
" Racial Differences in Musical Ability" which 
will complete her requirements for an MA. 
in psychology. 

Gertrude Saunders was an asst. children's 
librarian in New York last year and at present 
is .11 the School of Library Service at Col- 
umbia. 

Marion Scranton writes that she returned 
from a wet but marvelous English winter to a 
dry but equally marvelous Wyoming summer. 
Nov. she is in her father's office. 

Marjorie Selig is doing unemployment relief 
work at the Assoc. Charities in Cincinnati. 

Sallie Simons is working on the magazine 
Time. 

Isabelle Stebbins drove out to California 
with her family, where she expects to be during 
the fall and winter. She will do some study- 
ing at Occidental Col. near Pasadena. 

Helen Thacher plans to enter the Knapp 
College of Nursing in Santa Barbara (Calif.) 
this winter. 

Vivian Thomas is teaching history and civ- 
ics at the Junior High School in Scranton, Pa. 

Eugenia Wade has been teaching Latin in 
the summer school in Elizabeth (X. J.) and 
is now doing substitute teaching in the city 
schools and tutoring. 

Miriam Wertheimer is living in New York 
at the Barbizon-Plaza and attending the X. Y. 
School of Soc. Work. 

Hermion Wheaton has received a fellow- 
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music this year. 

Elizabeth Wheeler is taking a course in 
social service work at Simmons. 

Dona Worrall is an asst. in the English 
dept. of the Univ. of Michigan. She is sharing 
an apartment with Jane Heap. 

Madeleine Young is working at the Hamp- 
shire Bookshop. 

Tsoghik Zarifian is teaching high school 
French at the Chaffee School in Windsor, 
Ct. 

Ex-1930 

Married. — Mary Billings to Gregory 
Stone, Harvard '31, June 29. Mr. Stone 
teaches at the Pomfret School, Ct. Nancy 
Dabney and Mary Wright were bridesmaids. 

Florence Kimberlv to Robert E. Stone Jr. 
of Brookline (Mass.), May 29. Address, 10 
Read St., Baltimore, Md. 

Marv Jane Wiseman to John Everett Pow- 
ers, June 24. Address, 302 W. 12th St., 
\. V.C. 

Other Xews. — Margaret Abbott received 
her degree from Simmons in June. She 
writes that she attended the Smith meeting 
at Juniper Lodge in August. 

Faith Jones is practicing landscape archi- 
tecture in Boston. 

1931 

Class secretary — Caroline Woodhull. 2417 
Pillsbury Aw, Minneapolis, Minn. 

Engaged. — Hazel Barker to Clement Cool- 
edge. 

Barbara Chandler to Robert E. Ross. 

Dora Donaldson to Lars Ekelund of Xorr- 



koping, Sweden. They expect to be marriec 
this fall and, after spending the winter in thi< 
country, will return to Sweden to live. Mr 
Ekelund is a graduate of the Univ. of Tech 
nology. Stockholm, '26. He is connected wit! 
the Scandinavian Export Paper Co. 

Hope Dudgeon to Edward P. Chase, Har 
vard '31, of Concord, Mass. 

Helen Lee to Paul R. O'Connell of Worces 
ter, Mass. 

Eleanor Marshall to Ralph C. Porter Jr. o 
Summit, X. J. They are to be married son* 
time in December. 

Edna Morris to Samuel M. B. McQuad< 
ofN.Y.C. 

Helen Perry to A. Fraser MacCammond o 
Darien, Ct. Mr. MacCammond is with thi 
Bowery Savings Bank of X. Y. C. 

Elizabeth Thomson to Hugh M. Gaston 
Harvard '24 and Harvard School of Busines 
'26. He is now connected with Moody' 
Financial Investment Service in X. Y. C. 

Married. — Dorothy Adams to Harolc 
Berry Litchfield, Aug. 23. They are nov 
living in Xorthampton. Dorothy attendee 
the Xorthampton Commercial College las 
summer and expects to do some work along tha 
line in Xew York this winter. 

Hazel Chapman to Donald Arthur Ben 
jamin, Dartmouth '28, Oct. 3. Eleano 
Chapman ex- '31, Hazel's twin sister, was mar 
ried at the same time to Robert Edwin Clark 
Williams '29. 

Alice Farwell to Joseph K. Barrett, Oct. 10 
The wedding was certainly a Smith affair a 
Esther Jones played the organ and Isadon 
Hatch the violin, while May Ackerman 
Josephine Brooks, Lila Knight, and Un; 
McGuire ex-'31 served at the reception. Th 
Barretts expect to be in Savannah (Ga.) thi 
winter. 

Elizabeth Fowler to Charles Taney Silver 
son, Princeton '30, Aug. 4. They will live ii 
Cambridge (Mass.) this year. 

Harriet Frank to Frederick Raub, Sept. 23 

Cynthia Graves to Dr. Robert G. Kroeze 
Aug. 6. They are living in Detroit. 

Harriet Jones to David Beals Findlay ii 
Kansas City (Mo.), Aug. 21. 

Marion Rice to John S. Hooper, Wesleyai 
'28. Marion is going to be school representa 
tive for the Stephen Dave Press this winter. 

Sarah Thacher to George L. Storm, Aug. 22 
at Watch Hill, R. I. Josephine Post was om 
of the bridesmaids. Mr. Storm is Yale '2! 
and is connected with the Consolidated Tex 
tile Co. 

Anna Woodcock to William E. Lawrence. 

Other Xews. — Betty Adams is going to h 
Girl Scout director in Xew Rochelle this year 

Helen Amesse will attend the Univ. of Colo 
rado for graduate work. 

Betty Anderson has a job in the Student 
Unit of the Children's Center in Detroit, doinj 
psychiatric social work. 

Ethel Astmann is in Macy's training squad 

Betty Baum spent the summer in Europe 

Elizabeth Belden passed most of her vaca 
tion riding horses in Xew Hampshire. 

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winter taking a course in journalism at 
Columbia. 

Day Bonynge and Sylvia Hazelton saw 
I urope together last summer. 

Esther Brewer will be laboratory assistant 
in the zoology dept. at Yassar. 

Alice Brown is at the Katharine Gibbs 
tarial School, X. Y. 

Hilah Bryan spent the first 6 weeks of her 
summer at Woods Hole and had a glorious 
time studying "algae." 

Katharine Bynum will be working for the 
Junior League and doing Girl Scout work in 
Asheville. 

Elizabeth Cairns returned early in the fall 
from a trip through the Mediterranean, Eng- 
land, and the Continent to the training squad 
at Bamberger's in Newark. 

Jean Campbell is asst. in the educ. dept. of 
the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum. 

Harriet Carter was abroad last summer and 
now is at the Cambridge (Mass.) School of 
Domestic and Landscape Architecture. 

Ging San (Chu) Tang and her husband are 
spending the year at Cambridge (Mass.). 
Mr. Tang is working for his Ph.D. at Harvard. 
They expect to return to China in June. 

Myra Coffin is teaching piano, harmony, 
and theorv in the Fine Arts Inst., Plainfield, 
N.J. 

Ruth Collier sailed Sept. 25 for England. 
She will work for htr B.A. in English at Bed- 
ford Col.. Univ. of London. 

1 lelen Connolly plans to spend her mornings 
this winter as typist in her father's office and 
to learn shorthand in the afternoons. 

Catherine Cooke hopes to take a secretarial 
course at the Rochester Business Inst, this 
fall. 

Betsy Cross, job-hunting, is pondering the 
question: "How can an A.B. obtain a year's 
experience without having had a year's ex- 
perience?" 

Rachel Darling is a student soc. worker for 
the New England Home for Little Wanderers. 
She. Alice Walker, and Joy Kimball have tick- 
ets for the Boston Symphony together. 

Mary Davis took a 6 weeks' course in field 
zoology- at Cold Spring Harbor last summer 
and is now "amusing" herself by taking 
courses in chemistry and bacteriology- at the 
College of William and Mary. 

Helen Dawe is a research asst. at the Inst, 
of Child Welfare, Univ. of Minnesota, while 
studying for her M.A. 

Ellen Day is teaching French and dramatics 
at her mother's school in New Haven. 

Matilda Day has a selling position in Macy 's. 

Dorothy Dreikorn studied landscape archi- 
tecture in Cambridge (Mass.) last summer. 

Florence de Haas is taking up law at Col- 
umbia. 

Charlotte De Witt will be in Jacksonville 
\ t.) teaching in the high school. 

Jean Downing toured Europe last summer. 

Alice Dunning is back studying again, 
"only this time it is Lonkundo, an African 
dialect, in preparation for work with Robin 
in the Belgian Congo." She is studying at 
the 1 lartford (Ct.) School of Missions. 



Mildred Fleet is going to be in Macedonia 
(la.) this year, teaching music in the schools. 

Louise Gardner is a student in the Dam- 
rosch School of Music, N. Y. C. 

Mary Garrison is teaching English at 
Burnham and doing graduate work in Eng- 
lish at Smith. 

Marian Gifford is studying at the School of 
Secretaries in N. Y . C. 

Alice Gleysteen when last heard from was 
on her way to join her family in Italy after 
a summer in Switzerland. 

Evelyn Goodale began her work with the 
Ct. State Dept. of Health in July as asst. 
serologist in their Bureau of Laboratories. 

Louise Graupner was in Germany most of 
the summer. 

Genevieve Hedke is going to attend the 
Detroit Teachers' Col. for the first semester. 

Marjorie Hirsch is a primary teacher in the 
Menger .School, Corpus Christi, Tex. 

Jennette Hitchcock is in the Yale library. 

Mary Huntington is entering the Yale 
Nursing School. 

Hilda (Jacobs) Sherwin and her husband 
went abroad for 6 weeks after their marriage 
in June. 

Ruth J[ennings will attend Teachers College. 

Christine Johnson has been working in Lord 
and Taylor's. 

Myra Johnson has a trustee fellowship for 
graduate study in zoology- at Smith. 

Mary Elizabeth Jonas writes: "I'm study- 
ing portrait painting with such eagerness 
that most of my clothes and furniture are 
covered with turpentine and oil paint. I am 
also acting in 'Berkeley Square,' given at our 
community playhouse." 

Esther Jones has not only been organist at 
two Smith weddings (Alice Farwell and Mar- 
jorie Plumb), but she has made an extensive 
tour of the Middle West, visiting 16 colleges 
and universities on her way. She is going to 
be assistant in the music dept. at Smith this 
year. 

Katherine Kelsey emerged from her job as 
camp counselor last summer to become a 
"schoolmarm" at Miss Mills' School in 
Pittsfield. 

Joy Kimball is doing Junior League work. 

Margaret Lane is taking the two-year course 
in family case work at Western Reserve Univ. 
in the School of Applied Sciences and doing 
field work with Assoc. Charities of Cleveland. 

Irma Lathrop expects to attend Larson's 
secretarial school this year. 

Frances Lynch is teaching in junior high 
school in New Haven. 

Lorna Macdonnell is going in for law, in 
earnest, at the Univ. of Southern California. 

Constance MacDougall will be on the 
Floating University for its first term this year 
when it visits the British Isles and Europe. 
She expects, however, to leave the cruise at 
Naples in January and travel independently. 

Jane McKelvey is teaching French at the 
Low-Heywood School in Stamford, Ct. 

Eleanor Mathesius is studying on a fellow- 
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Helen Merritt is teaching Latin and Span- 
ish at the Misses Allen's School in West 
Newton. 

Grace Mitchell has a position with the West- 
ern Clipping Bureau in Minneapolis. 

Carolyn Newcomb is coaching dramatic 
production and teaching English in the high 
school at Coxsackie, N. Y. 

Gwendolin Niemann is reading the classics, 
copiously practicing on the typewriter, and 
nursing a literary ambition by taking a home 
study course in short-story writing. 

Alison O' Brian is working in New York. 

{Catherine Park is to study this fall at 
Columbia in preparation for the nurse's 
training course which she will take at the 
Presbyterian Hospital, N. Y. C. 

Mary Parke is doing some tutoring. 

Margaret Parrish was bridesmaid for Betty 
Quiney '30 in June. Otherwise she is "sub- 
stituting in the Paris (111.) high school, and 
studying secretarial work." 

Dorothy Paul expects to take a short busi- 
ness course. 

Sarah Pearson has a job at Filene's in 
Boston. 

Louise Pendry is studying for her ALA. in 
English. 

Marjorie (Plumb) King took a trip through 
New York, Atlantic City, Washington, and 
Virginia for her honeymoon. She is now in 
the Alumnae Office at college. 

Helen Potter has moved to Springfield 
where she has a statistical position with the 
Writing Paper Manufacturers Assn. 

Julia Quirk is a graduate student at the 
Univ. of Michigan studying play production 
and German. 

Louise Ramseyer is attending business 
school. 

Edith Reich is enrolled in the Katharine 
Gibbs School. 

Grace Ridgeley is in the School of Applied 
Sciences at Western Reserve Univ. 

Elizabeth Robert will take a secretarial 
course in Washington, D. C. 

May Robinson is teaching in the high school 
at Ashby, Mass. 

Kathryn Rowe started her own nursery 
school, Oct. 1, in her home in Duluth. 

Janet Russell is in Washington preparing 
to take the examinations for the foreign sen- 
ice. 

Katharine Sears is teaching at the Laurel 
School in Cleveland. 

Eva Virginia Smith is now studying at 
Cornell and expects to go to Honolulu in 
February. 

Martha Stanley is doing graduate work at 
the Univ. of Chicago in the School of Soc. 
Service Admin. 

Beatrice Stephens is attending the Old 
Colony Secretarial School in Boston. 

Louise Stoffregen is secretary for her father, 
who is at 87 Wall St., N. Y. C. _ 

Louise Swain has a good position if names 
mean anything. She is junior asst. in re- 
search and statistics in the State Dept. of 
Institutions and Agencies, Division of Re- 
search and Statistics, of New Jersey. 



Lois Sweet is studying geology at Cornell. 

Elizabeth Thatcher is teaching in Elisabeth 
Morrow's school in Englewood, N. J. 

Elizabeth Tull is in the promotional group 
in Macy's. 

Ruth Warner is taking a secretarial course. 

Margaret White is attending Fanny Farm- 
er's School of Cookery in Boston. 

Alice Wickes is taking one course at the 
Univ. of Rochester and keeping house. 

Emily Williams is attending business school 
and expects to work in Cleveland later. 

Virginia Wing hopes to study physics at 
McGill. 

Mary Youngman is working for her M.A. 
in zoology at Columbia. 

Louise Silbert, Catherine Thompson, and 
Jeanne Parker attended the Smith College 
School for Soc. Work last summer. 
Ex-1931 

Engaged. — Frances Acker to Mortimer B. 
Fuller Jr. of Scranton, Pa. He is a graduate 
of Princeton. 

Dorothy Andrus to Walter Burke Jr., I 
Yale '27. He is treas. of the Thomas Crim- I 
mins Contracting Co. 

Marian Bennett to Eugene V. Homans, a i^ 
noted amateur golfer. Mr. Homans attended \ 
Princeton. He won the Jersey junior cham- j 
pionship in '23, the metropolitan championship fl 
in '28, and tied Bobby Jones in the national 
amateur in '29 at Pebble Beach, Calif. 

Joan Getchell to Shaw Cole, Dartmouth '30 | 
and the Thayer School of Engineering, Dart- : 
mouth, '31. 

Polly Russell to James D. Buttolph, a j] 
graduate of the Inst, of Musical Art, New j 
York. He has studied at the Acad, of Music 
in Vienna and coached for a year at the Opera [ 
House in Munich. For the last 4 years he | 
has been connected with the Natl. Broadcast- jj 
ing Co. Polly is studying interior decorating 
at the New York School of Fine and Applied 
Arts. 

Ethel Stafford to James G. Masland. 

Married. — Virginia Brooks to Roderic C. 
Ott, Princeton '27, Feb. 15, 1930. Address. 
805 Hewitt St., Neenah, Wis. 

Cornelia Heile to Walter D. Lyons, Dart- 
mouth ex-'31, Aug. 9, 1930. They both took 
Ph.B.'s at the Univ. of Chicago last June, and 
Cornelia is planning to continue for her M.A. 
Address, 1122 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, 
111. 

Elizabeth Henry to William H. Hewitt Jr.. 
Jan. 3. Address, 817 N. Yakima Av., 
Takoma, Wash. 

Katherine Lilly to Robert Sanford Riley, 
Oct. 17. Kay writes that she spent last 
summer visiting Denver and parts of New 
England. They are to be in Hartford thi^ 
winter and at the beginning of the second 
term, Kay will commute to College to finish 
up two courses and get her degree. 

Mabelita McLane to Bruce N. Campbell, 
June 18, 1930. Address, 49 Woodlawn Av., 
Northampton, Mass. 

Eleanor Macomber to Arthur Ingraham Jr., 
June 21, 1930. Address, 31 Warren Av. 
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Grace Stuart to John B. Garrity at her a son, Bruce Nelson Jr., Apr. 21. 

home, Sept. 10. Address, 4409 Aldrich Av. To Grace (Parker) Williams a son, Arthi 

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Commencement 1932 

IVY DAY will be Saturday, June 18, and Commencement Day, Monday, June 20. We ref< 
you to page 73 for all details regarding events and for information about the new plan f( 
accommodating the alumnae on the campus. 

Rational ^Advisory Council on \adio in Education 

THE National Advisory Council announces a series of radio lectures to be broadcast c 
Saturday evenings from October 17 through December 19 over 42 stations of the red ne 
work of the National Broadcasting Company. From 8:30 P.M., E. S. T., to 8:45 the topics ai 
on Aspects of the Depression and from 8:45 to 9:00 on Psychology Today and later in the seri< 
on Child Development. The lectures are of course given by men and women experts and th 
entire series offers an opportunity for adult education available to all. 

The College Quest %poms 

FOR the benefit of those who do not realize that with the advent of the new dormitories Smit 
is able to offer the hospitality of guest rooms, we are printing information concerning tho; 
rooms. Gardiner, Morrow, Comstock, and Wilder houses each have a double room and a sing 
room available to anyone who applies to the Head of the House. The rooms in Comstock an 
Wilder each have a bath and the rooms in Morrow and Gardiner have connecting baths. Th 
rooms are all on the ground floor. The charge is $3.00 a night for a single and $2.50 for a doub 
room, including breakfast. The College reserves the rooms for official guests at Commenc* 
ment, Washington's Birthday, and at times of Trustees' meetings, but at all other times parent 
friends, alumnae, or anyone else connected with the College is welcome. Students anywhere o 
the campus may request these rooms for their guests. The guest suite in Ellen Emerson Hou: 
is used for official guests only. 

College Tins 

ALUMNAE desiring to procure college pins may send to Miss Joy Secor, Registrar, Colle^ 
- Hall, for an order upon Tiffany and Co. Do not send money with this request, but ma 
check direct to Tiffany upon receipt of the order from Miss Secor. The price of the pin is $3.5i 
The engraving will be 5 cents per letter exclusive of the initials and year which are engravi 
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Nov. 27- Grover Clark (formerly editor Dec. 16 — Workshop 

Pekin Leader) Dec. 19 — Christmas Recess 

Nov. 28— Christmas Sale Jan. 7— Myra Hess (pianist) 

Nov. 29 Faculty Recital (Mr. Locke) Jan. 15-16— Ben Greet 

Dec. 2 — Brosa String Quartet Jan. 18 — -Paderewski 

Dec. 4 — D. A.; Charles Seltman (lecture) Jan. 22-23 — Northampton Players 

Dec 5 — D. A.; Debate with Bates College Jan. 24 — Faculty Recital (Mr. Robinson) 

Dec. 6 — Christmas Concert (with Amherst) Jan. 25 — Aquilar Concert 

1 tec. 8 — Peace Meeting Jan. 27 — Dance Recital 

Dec. 10 — Detroit Symphony Feb. 1 — Midyears 

Dec 13 Christmas Vespers Feb. 15-18— Religious Forum (Dr. Fosdic 
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g>mttf) College 

Northampton, Massachusetts 

William Allan NEILSON, l'n.D., LL.D., L.II.D., LlTT.D., President 

SMITH COLLEGE was founded by Sophia Smith of Hatfield, Massachusetts, who 
bequeathed for its establishment and maintenance $393,105.60, a sum which in 1875, 
when the last payment was received and the institution was opened, amounted to nearly 
if not quite a half million of dollars. The College is Christian, seeking to realize the 
ideals of character inspired by the Christian religion, but is entirely non-sectarian in its 
management and instruction. It was incorporated and chartered by the State in March 
1871. In September 1875 it opened with 14 students, and granted 11 degrees in June 
1879. In June 1931 the College conferred 401 A.B. degrees, and 24 M.A. degrees. 

1 CLARK SEELYE, D.D., LL.D., was the first president. He accepted the presidency 
-/• in July 1873, and served until June 1010. lie lived in Northampton as President 
Emeritus until his death on October 12, 1924. Marion LeRoy Burton, Ph.D., D.D., 
LL.D., was installed as president in October 1910, and served until June 1917. He left 
Smith College to be president of the University of Minnesota, and later was president of 
the University of Michigan. He died on February 18, 1925. William Allan Neilson, 
Ph.D., LL.D., L.H.D., Litt.D., came in September 1917 to be president of the College. 

THE College opened its fifty-seventh year with an undergraduate enrollment of 1932 
including 33 juniors and 1 special student who are spending the year at the Sorbonne, 
8 juniors who are spending the year in Madrid, and 8 juniors who are spending the year in 
Florence. There are 102 graduate students, a teaching staff of 225, and 13 chief ad- 
ministrative officers. There are 12,995 alumnae, of whom 12,313 are living. 

THE property owned by the College comprises 115 acres on which there are over a 
hundred buildings. There are botanical gardens and athletic fields, also a pond which 
provides boating and skating. There are 35 houses of residence owned or operated by 
the College besides 2 houses closely affiliated but privately owned. It is the policy of the 
College to give all four classes approximately equal representation in each house. 

THE College fee for board and room is $500 per year and for tuition $400. There arc 
five houses in which cheaper living terms are provided. For new students entering 
in 1931 tuition will be $500. The Trustees set aside approximately $100,000 for scholar- 
ships annually, besides which many special prizes have been established. 

THE William Allan Neilson Chair of Research was established in June 1927 as a gift to 
President Neilson in honor of his first ten years of service. Dr. K. Koffka, distin- 
guished psychologist, holds the Chair for five years and is conducting investigations in 
experimental psychology. 

MONG the distinctive features of the College are: (1) Junior year in France, Spain, 
and Italy. A selected group of students majoring in French, Spanish, or Italian, 
are allowed to spend their junior year in France, Spain, and Italy respectively, under the 
personal direction of members of the Faculty. (2) Special Honors. Selected students 
are allowed to pursue their studies individually during the junior and senior years in a 
special field under the guidance of special instructors. They arc relieved of the routine 
of class attendance and course examinations during these two years. (3) The Experi- 
mental Schools: a. The Day School, an experimental school of the progressive type, 
conducted by the Department of Education, offers instruction to children from five 
of age through the work of the Junior High School, b. Cooperative Nursery School, 
also conducted by the Department of Education. (4) School for Social Work. A pro- 
fessional graduate school leading to the degree of M.S.S. (5) The Smith College Mu- 
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Table of Contents — February, 1932 Vagt 

The International Relations Club Presents a Model Session of the World Court (Tbotograph) 

Till COMMENTATOR . ,. J Frontispiece 

Return of a Native Harriet Bliss Ford 1899 129 

What Price Poverty? Florence W. Bliss 1918 133 

Now to Conscript the Parents Lura Oak 135 

Julia Clark and the Flood in China Julia H. Caverno 1887 140 

Some Recent Developments in Science Arthur T. Jones 141 

The Forty Years (Toem) Elizabeth Cutter Morrow 1896 144 

Faints and a Tent Laura Franklin 1898 145 

Smith Women in Actuarial Work Annie Mather Motheral 1913.. 148 

To Russia by the "Open Road" Susan Homans Woodruff 1890 150 

Achievement {Toem) Laura Franklin 1898 152 

Interdepartmental Majors at Smith Elizabeth Genung 153 

Smith in England . Margaret Farrand Thorp 1914.. 155 

Geneva — the City of Calvinism and Internationalism 

Helen Kirkpatrick 1931 159 

The Prospects of the Disarmament Conference. . . .Laura Puffer Morgan 1895 161 

There Was a Conference in China Ada L. Comstock 1897 163 

We See by the Papers 165 

THOSE WHO WRITE FOR US 167 

NEWS FROM NORTHAMPTON 

The Bulletin Board Anna Carr 1933 {Compiler) 168 

What Does College Mean? 174 

Chapel Notes 175 

Debating: Our Favorite Indoor Sport Margaret Wemple 1932 179 

A Great Claude for Smith College Alfred V. Churchill 180 

A Cezanne Landscape for Smith College E. H. Payne 181 

Barbara Is Borrowing , .Alice O'Meara 1910 182 

Christmas and Other Doings of the S. C. A. C. W.. .Katharine L. Richards 1913.... 182 
Keeping Up With the Joneses in International Affairs 

Margaret Scott 1932 184 

The N. S. F. A. Convention Eileen O'Daniel 1932 184 

The Note Room Catherine Lewerth 1933 186 

LET US TALK OF MANY THINGS 

How About A New Dress? D. W. 1930 189 

Skim Milk "X. Y. Z." 189 

Re Progressive Education Pearl Parsons Stevens 1909. . . . 190 

Don't Forget that Bids Are Low! Juliet Staunton Clark 1915 190 

Many Thanks for the Books Merle Curti 191 

Thoughts at Thirty Frona Brooks Hughes 1922 191 

\LUMNAE FUND 193 

CURRENT PUBLICATIONS Frances Reed Robinson 1928 

{Compiler) 194 

Reviews Howard Becker; Grace Hazard Conkling; Robert Withington; E. H. 196 

THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Notes from the Office 198 

Local Clubs Louise Collin 1905 198 

The Younger Fry Speak Up A Younger Fry 200 

Smith Women Participate in a Conference F. H. S 200 

ALUMNAE NOTES 

Necrology 201 

( lass Notes 203 

NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 250 

LEGE CALENDAR IN BRIEF 251 

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I SLIPPED through the Gates al- 
though it was already past cock- 
crow and I should have been back in 
the place whence I had come. But 
what matter? I would stay. The 
chance might not come again. 

I looked about me. Yes, here were 
the same buildings to the right and to 
the left and ahead, and the same ivy — 
merciful and best friend of unlovely 
architecture. But something at once 
seemed different. What? Was it the 
Gates themselves — for they were new 
— or was it something that they had 
opened to let in? In the dim light I 
spelled out the lettering: 

This Replica of the Gates of 
the Chateau of Robecourt 

Grecourt, France 

Commemorates the Work 

of the 

Smith College Relief Unit 

During and After the Great War 

From 1917 to 1920 

And suddenly as I looked, the far- 
ther building, so like that other I had 
known, cracked from top to bottom, 
the roof fell in, the walls gaped with 
ragged holes, and the trees stood splin- 
tered and hideous around it. Out of 
the mist figures came — long lines of 
soldiers, sad women, thin little chil- 
dren, bent figures plodding, lurching, 

i familiar faces, interminable lines. At 
their side a handful of strong-stepping 

, girls going together with them across 
the plains of Picardy. 



As suddenly, all vanished into the 
mist and it was as before. Yt\ if was 

not the same. Something more than 
a processional had come through the 
Gates, and the Gates themselves had 
become milestones. 

There were no such shadow-shapes 
on the campus in my time. Right 
here I once had said good-by t<> -<. int- 
one or other, headed for the gold rush. 
There we waved the boys off to a botI 
of war with Spain. And along this 
drive we lined up on Commencement 
Day to throw laurel and dai>ie>. sym- 
bols of distinction and girlishness, into 
the open barouche of President \l< 
Kinley. But Washington, Cuba, and 
the Klondike were neither very near 
nor very pressing and our isolation 
was, on the whole, rather superb. 

Something obviously had movi 
to the campus— many thin-- I set 
out on a tour of discovery. < Mt to tin- 
left all seemed familiar ground, but in 
the other direction beyond Wallace 
and Dewey the old orchard had been 
invaded, vistasopened, buildings 
oddly where hammocks had swung, 
Paradise lay charming and visible, 
paths stretched on and on. 

I hurried past a little village of (.Id 
wooden houses, white and - 
brown, yellow, with a tine, big house 
set at one side facing a sweep <>f plains 
and hills. And presently I came, 
surprisingly, on a new village of brick 
built around a green laid out with tree- 



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and walks. Here I paused for a time, 
counting the windows. This village, 
with its little suburb adjacent at the 
left, could have held all who lived on 
the campus in the days when I came 
to it. Hundreds and hundreds more 
here now than then. Where did they 
come from? What were they like? 
Why were they here? We knew we 
had come "to get learning" and get it 
hard — had they, too, come for that? 

The villages began to wake up. 
Gongs sounded. Metallic voices, me- 
tallic music came from this window and 
that. Boys sped by with cartloads 
of newspapers. Presently a bell in 
the cupola began to ring and straggling 
groups started toward an answering 
bell, that familiar voice of College 
Hall — groups on foot and on bicycles. 
Bicycles! Can it be! Am I back in 
the pedaling nineties? Weren't bi- 
cycles long since put out to graze with 
horses? But here they came in crazy 
rainbow colors, from all directions, 
clattering along. 

I followed to an unfamiliar building 
and went in — chapel time. But was 
this the Chapel, this wide place whose 
every line spelled that word devoid 
of atmosphere — "auditorium"? And 
was this all of the college that lived 
behind those myriad windows? No, 
there must be some mistake. Chapel 
would be over in College Hall. I must 
hurry or I should be locked out. 

Up the stairs, past the darksome 
glass window and to the left. No St. 
George and the Dragon, no chapel, 
only a puzzle of corridors and door- 
ways and, except for some remnants 
of stained glass in arched windows, of 
the old hall not a trace. 

Back to the auditorium. Someone 
was speaking, speaking of the world 
and its affairs, of people and happen- 
ings in the antipodes, to the north, 
south, east, and west. These at last 
have become a matter of daily con- 
cern and discourse. The auditorium, 
then, was larger even than appeared 



and opened not only on the campus) 
but on continents. The sound of 
their machinery penetrated here — the 
shifting of their gears. ... Dear, dim, 
and traditional, that old chapel, a pen- 
etrating vital force. Yet through the 
"auditorium" windows also stream-, 
a light, clear, new% different, abun- 
dantly there for any with the sense to 
take it! 

I stood outside, invisible, watching 
the procession, looking into the faces — 
plain, lovely, dull, alight, wise, On 
childish — the same types and more, 
many more; fewer of straight New- 
England, more of all the nations, 
mingling, flowing in and out — tower- 
ing girls, little small-boned ones^ 
swarthy girls, intensely blonde girls, 
faces with wide cheek bones, flower- 
like faces with slanting eyes, the colorj 
and line of many countries. What 
does this mixture of many pasts make 
a common present into? Something 
different most surely. And what new- 
chemistries, new colors, new codes, 
what permutations and patterns yet 
to come? 

They crowd by to classes, easy, 
lithe, comfortable, careless. I follow! 
after, in and out of classrooms^ 
Smaller classes, more variety in thdj 
chair, new method, new subject, newv 
language, but the old, the everlasting 
sequence: dullness begetting dullness - 
weariness begetting the stale and the 
unprofitable, and the alive, the genera 
ous, the electric, passing on the torcli) 
from hand to eager hand. I look intd 
the Museums, Laboratories, Galleries^ 
the Library. I turn over pages and 
pages on the Curriculum. "If only \ 
could have had all these things, al 
these advantages!" Something lik 
that I have heard before. W^hen 
was twenty, old, old women of fort} 
were saying it, I know. 

Luncheon time and I watch mysel 
sitting at table with charming girls ii 
an engaging room. Charm is em| 
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131 



never knew it charm and poise and 
adequateness to the occasion have cer- 
tainly come in. The coltishness of 
our clay, its robust humors, the later 
rah-rahs, the still later flappers, have 
gpne the way of last year's hat. From 
whatever motives, strength and beauty 
have now found sanctuary here, for 
the time being at any rate. 

My vis-a-vis is studying under 

special honors" — amazing but fasci- 
nating performance to one lecture- 
ridden. The one at my right was last 
year in Spain. A Junior in Spain, a 
Junior in Spain! That is better than 
being a castle, and once as impossibly 
intangible. The girl at my left is 
speaking, "The most wonderful thing 
has happened to Claudia ! ' ' The most 
wonderful thing? In my day, a poem 
accepted by the Atlantic, getting en- 
gaged, a tour of Europe. Now it 
seems this is a scholarship for a sum- 
mer at Geneva — League of Nations, 
international students, the world as- 
sembling, mingling — "Out of this 
chaos new goals can be set; in high 
adventure, we can strike our tents." 

In the afternoon sun the great 
field stretches green and inviting on 
every side of its splendid pine. Over- 
head an airplane circles, looking down 
on bright-colored figures dashing here, 
there, all over the green. The whole 
college must be out. On both sides 
of Paradise, girls on the courts, girls 
on the ranges, on the fields, in boats — 
bows, sticks, balls, oars, racquets — 
girls on horses. Indoors, girls danc- 
ing enchantingly, girls in the green 
water, flecked with sunlight, slipping 
in and out, seals or flying fish, beauti- 
ful, arching bodies or sturdy thighs and 
shoulders. Busy, laughing, gay, in- 
tent. Strength and beauty. 

And once upon a time there was 
tennis in long, starched, pique skirts, 
and baseball in long grass, and walk- 
ing, golfing, bicycling in gaiters. While 
indoors were celebrated ferocious bat- 
tles at basket ball and a gymnastic drill 



that built up bodies capable of defying 

even tight corsets and choking collars 
and garments lined and interlined, 
layers and layers. 

Under great trees, across wide 
lawns the darkness is coming. Hid- 
den, I walk with the loiterers. End- 
of-the-day talk. It seems their lessons 
are hard. It seems some boys are all 
right, it seems some boys are all wrong. 
It seems that a new dress is perfect, a 
new professor otherwise. That the 
team needs a new goal keeper, and the 
College, a new idea. Above all it 
seems that the President is quite per- 
fect and always new and right. 
Echoes, echoes. 

Cigarettes prick the darkness on the 
edge of Paradise. "Yes, here, per- 
haps, but so dangerous to smoke in 
the houses!" Angels and ministers 
of grace! Angels, surely, in battal- 
ions, must have watched over the Col- 
lege in days of gas jets, kerosene lamps, 
billowing muslin curtains, and explod- 
ing lamps under teakettles! Why 
some night the College did not simul- 
taneously flame against the sky can 
be known only to those ministering 
vigilantes. 

Thousands of windows shining, din- 
ner, and again the hurrying crowds. 
A concert, a lecture, a play, depart- 
mental meetings, the library, down 
town to the movies, motors, men, Why 
Club, International Relations Club, 
S. C. A., "The Liberal Outlook." So 
many things pulling in so many direc- 
tions! One lecture in the old Music 
Building, or one house play would 
have carried us through a week. Also, 
probably, our families. "The College 
mirrors in little, as always, the big- 
ger world." Or does it? A mirror? 
Maybe, but never just that. A win- 
dow, and through it new light coming, 
and the extent of the world opening 
from it to the seeing eye. A window 
through which the spirit may fare 
forth without let or hindrance on im- 
measurable adventure. 



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So musing, I came to the open space 
on the hillside overlooking Paradise. 
The night was still and full of stars. 
From far off out of the pages of history 
there came to me voices calling back 
and forth across the valley — lusty 
voices of the early settlers, of the two 
leaders and their men coming up 
either side of the river, hacking their 
way through the wilderness. Row- 
land Thomas, Elizur Holyoke, shout- 
ing across, hailing one another: "You 
name that mountain, Tom; I'll name 
this." Strong men, hard times, val- 
iant years. It was the hour when the 
past comes alive and renews itself, the 
hour when the sum total of the day, 
its aspirations, its failures, its acts, its 
prophecies, rush upward to meet and 
mingle with the invisible tides — the 



moment when tomorrow, its pattern 
already decreed by today, is born of 
all the yesterdays. 

And I knew in my heart that here 
in this little segment of the world, 
aspiration was high, failure honest, 
acts and prophecies courageous-- 
that what I had heard sweeping in b\ 
the Gates as I had first stood there 
was today, hard pressed by tomorrow 
new and dangerous, and that both 
would be met and molded by strong 
yesterdays. 

Lights in the houses going out one 
by one. No ten o'clock rule. Is ii 
truly the wise virgins who keep then 
lamps trimmed and burning? I hum 
through the Gates for I must be bad 
where I belong before midnight anc 
roll call. 



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Florence Weston Bliss 1918 
Ten Years with Tlonbright d> Co., Investment ^Bankers 



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le said: 

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If you have leisure and can give 
time to it, join some financial school 
which takes up the study of bank- 
ing, bonds, and investment securi- 
ties and learn in 
this way w r hy 
your banker, 
broker, or bond 
salesman has 
bought for you 
the kind of se- 
curity he has. 
Find out if your 
list of invest- 
ments is in such 
shape that it can 
weather a nasty 
storm like the 
present tornado. 
Know if your 
money (which is 
the most impor- 
tant factor in 
your life after 
your health) is working for you and 
your family to the best of its ability. 

If you are a busy woman who can 
spare only three hours a week for this 
study, share your financial responsi- 
bility with some woman who is con- 
nected with one of the leading security 
houses. Then talk with your banker in 
regard to the standing of this house 
and the type and history of securities 
they sell, and if the banker approves 
of this house as your guide in your 
investing, let this woman teach you 
how to keep your security house in 
order and your income safe. (I say 
"woman" because a woman is often 
more patient and helpful than a man 
on this subject and believes that other 
women are capable of being taught.) 



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Two years ago a woman whom I 
know allowed a member of her family 
to place the majority of her principal 
in a security of a certain foreign 
company, although she was entirely 
dependent upon the income from 
this money. When she consulted me 
about it, such questions came up as, 
did she know what or where the com- 
pany was, how many times it was earn- 
ing its interest charges, and whether it 
was an operating or holding company. 
To all this she replied, "No, I just let 
my cousin attend to the whole affair 
for me." If we are going to let other 
people do our thinking for us, then, un- 
fortunately, we must be willing to 
pay the price. 

Thousands of tales like this one can 
be told, but the important thing is 
this: Can we get the women interested 
in what is really their own very impor- 
tant business? 

Statistics show that women in this 
country are the recipients of large for- 
tunes left by men who worked hard 
not only to accumulate the wealth but 
to invest it wisely in leading industries. 
Women in this country also are the 
beneficiaries of large insurance policies 
left by devoted husbands. Is it not 
time for these women, and those who 
may fall into similar circumstances, 
to fit themselves for the financial re- 
sponsibility which is vested in them? 

Two experiences which I know about 
might well be told here. One woman 
left comfortably off with funds well 
invested in well-known securities sold 
the entire list on the advice of a per- 
fect stranger and invested the pro- 
ceeds in Guaranteed Egg Stock paying 
32 per cent. Now she is obliged to 
work at $15 a week. Another woman 
came home with $30,000 worth of 
worthless bonds sold to her by a young 
man whose concern she had never 
heard of and didn't bother to check. 
Does this warrant the hard work and 



trust of these men who provided the 
money? 

Do you, who are a reader of this 
article, know whether you are getting 
as much income as you should with 
safety for your principal invested? 
Do you know whether your securities 
are well diversified in accordance with 
the demands made upon them for 
your upkeep? Do you go over your 
investment list at least twice a year to 
see whether the companies whose secu- 
rities you own are still reliable and 
doing a good business? Do you at 
least check with an investment bank- 
ing house for statistical ratings on 
your bonds and preferred stocks? 

A great deal, it is true, has been done 
for the man, and he understands more 
about these matters, because he has 
been brought up to be not only the 
money earner of the family but also 
the investor. He also has had the 
advantage of such training as offered 
by the Harvard School of Business 
Administration. Compare the train- 
ing which many men inherit from 
being born in a family which boasts 
a long line of bankers or brokers 
with that of the women in the same 
family. 

If women by their intelligence can 
dress themselves well on a minimum 
amount of money, can run their homes 
well, can educate their children, there 
is no reason why, if sufficiently inter- 
ested, they cannot be mistresses of 
their own finances as well. 

When this is accomplished, we can 
look for better endow-ments to wom- 
en's colleges, our scholarship funds 
will swell, college women in the busi- 
ness field will be doing more than 
dusting the furniture and taking dic- 
tation, and the old adage of the banker 
and broker, "Give me anything for a 
customer but not a woman" will be a 
forgotten slogan. Learn about your 



securities 



J 



l^lpw to Qonscript the Tarents 

Lura Oak, Ph.D. 
^Associate Trojessor of Educations 



REACTION is setting in once 
* more. Reaction against the evils 
of institutionalism. The aggressor 
this time is the home, the attacked is 
the school. The nursery schools, 
the elementary schools, the second- 
ary schools, and even the colleges 
had better look to their oars. Par- 
ents grow critical, especially mothers. 
They are drawing a circle that leaves 
the school out. In proof whereof we 
point to the protest of Maude Dutton 
Lynch * [Smith 1903] who speaks her 
mind about the thousands of fathers 
and mothers who are "complacently 
abdicating their responsibilities and 
allowing their children to be con- 
scripted into the ranks of standardized 
schooling which we so ignorantly call 
education." And what Mrs. Lynch 
has said is eloquent and is true. In- 
deed, too true. 

The children of the well-to-do and 
middle classes do need a champion 
of their rights. This is certainly clear. 
Their lives are often in danger of 
frustration when they are scarcely 
out of the crib because of indifferent 
parents and experimental school teach- 
ers who contrive to wheel them off to 
nursery school before weaning age. 
Too much schooling is childhood's 
curse. Too much drill in nonsensical 
facts and waste in routine group edu- 
cation. No time for play, for adven- 
ture, for free and joyous living. No 
apple trees to climb. Instead, the 
rigid, leafless jungle gyms. No brooks 
to paddle in. Nothing but cement- 
floored, pebbleless pools. Animals in 
cages. No meadow larks or orioles, 
but only pitiful canary birds in sani- 
tary cages. I am amplifying what 

♦"Conscripted Children," Atlantic Monthly, August, 
1931, p. 232. 



Mrs. Lynch has implied. I am agree- 
ing with her. What she has written 
in condemnation of standardized edu- 
cation is true to fact. She might have 
said more. She might have asked, as 
did a speaker at a recent conference 
of nursery school workers, "What 
about us mothers too? our need to 
learn from our children? our desire to 
become good mothers? the future of 
home-making as a profession which 
some of us happen to like? our right 
to participate in bringing up this gen- 
eration which we have borne? How 
can we function as mothers and home 
makers if nursery schools take our in- 
fants, and schools and camps there- 
after claim them until adulthood? 
Our husbands are off to business all 
day. A woman alone in an empty 
house with the members of her family 
cared for by others has no incentive 
to make a home!" 

What are we school people to say 
to these accusations of standardiza- 
tion, of cradle-robbing, of child-stunt- 
ing, of home-wrecking? Particularly 
those of us who conduct nursery 
schools? Had we not better give the 
infants back into their mothers' arms? 

Having agreed with Mrs. Lynch and 
the mother who spoke out at the nurs- 
ery school meeting and with all moth- 
ers and fathers everywhere who have 
the vision to protest against standard- 
ized, mass education and to seek for 
themselves a creative part in the edu- 
cational program of the future, may I 
be permitted to try my hand at draw- 
ing a circle, too? I should like to 
make it large enough to take them all 
inside. 

Whatever the future pattern of 
education, schools will persist, and 



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nursery schools, for good or ill, will 
continue to spread. The latter, like 
the other units in our vast system of 
education, have arisen to meet a so- 
cial need— several needs, perhaps. At 
present the nursery school is suffering 
in reputation because its function has 
not as yet been clearly defined. The 
movement is too new either to have 
clear-cut objectives or to have compe- 
tent directors ready in sufficient 
numbers to carry on a creditable pro- 
gram. Malpractice is inevitable. Imi- 
tation of the kindergarten and the 
upper school is bound to creep in. 
Lacking a clear definition of function 
the nursery school has come to mean 
many things to many people. In cer- 
tain communities it is little more than 
a glorified day nursery, a place where 
mothers may check their children 
while they attend to other matters. In 
university centers it is sometimes 
thought of as a laboratory workshop 
for college students of psychology and 
education. 

In many communities groups of 
mothers have pooled resources in time 
and toys. Nursery schools are car- 
ried on in homes with mothers alter- 
nating in the care of the neighbors' 
children and their own. Here and 
there nursery schools are being opened 
by persons seeking a new profession, 
an outlet for their own sentimental 
feeling for children and a job com- 
bined. Nowhere is there enlightened 
direction or restriction upon private 
neighborhood enterprises in childhood 
education. They are as free from 
supervision as were the early Dame 
schools of a hundred years ago. And 
some of the "teachers" in this new 
field are no better qualified for inti- 
mate work with little children than 
were the stern old dames with their 
teaching devices of switches and dunce 
stools. The errors of the former may 
be of a somewhat different order but 
many of these pseudo-teachers, lack- 
ing the necessary background and un- 



derstanding, are nevertheless creating 
situations which militate against the 
welfare of the children in their care. 
An instance was recently called to our 
attention which illustrates the kind 
of thing which occurs when standards 
and training and even common sense 
are lacking. A visitor who was pres- 
ent at a session of a small home nurs- 
ery school witnessed the following 
incident: The person in charge of the 
group called the children to the bath- 
room to wash for lunch. She filled a 
basin of water, provided a bar of soap 
and towel and then stood at the door 
ushering seven children in and out who 
washed by turns in the same basin of 
water, using the same bar of soap 
and the same towel. Several of the 
children were conspicuously suffer- 
ing from colds. The "teacher" men- 
tioned the fact that colds were very 
common all winter and the problem 
of regular attendance was therefore 
a great drawback to her "work"! 
Other instances could be mentioned 
to show how children are mishandled 
in matters of punishment, how they are 
overstimulated, overtired, bored, and 
annoyed in some of these enterprises 
which are lacking in wise direction. 
Neighborhood groups assembled under 
the name of nursery schools now num- 
ber many hundreds. 

It is well that parents grow critical. 
Laboratory schools in colleges and 
universities, subject as they are to 
considerable supervision and critical 
study, are not so likely to err in mat- 
ters of sanitation, equipment, and 
direction as in provisions for an unin- 
vaded environment. With facilities 
for the complete segregation of stu- 
dents and research workers there is 
reason to believe that children in these 
schools may in the future be wholly 
safeguarded from the prying adults 
who now too often harass them with 
note-taking and testing activities. 
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a guess as to the consummate values 
of the nursery school movement. Yet 
we know the nursery school is here to 
stay. Moreover, for better or for 
worse, it is likely to become eventu- 
ally an integral part of our public 
school program. It is a vital growing 
movement offering a solution to cer- 
tain problems arising out of the chang- 
ing social order, problems which will 
increase in volume and in kind with 
each new group of children. The 
"conscription" will go on for some 
children at least because of unmitigat- 
ing social facts. Many parents prefer 
to send the children from home for 
financial or other reasons often worthy 
in themselves. Some are obliged to 
do so in order to free the mother to 
earn sustenance for them and others 
in the family. Welfare agencies and 
possibly the law may in the future pre- 
scribe institutional care in the interests 
of public health and in the name of 
child welfare. 

For the well-to-do and middle class 
family perhaps the first reason above 
is the only one which may be said to 
hold. Some mothers of this group 
prefer to delegate the care of their chil- 
dren. Some would be free entirely 
of all responsibility. Others wish 
only a few hours daily from maternal 
service. Many turn to the nursery 
school for guidance, often with regret 
at sparing their children at all. The 
motives prompting mothers' efforts to 
escape child care range from narrow 
self-interest to the broad vision of the 
mother who seeks to secure for her 
child more than she herself is able to 
give. 

At this time one cannot fairly con- 
demn either nursery schools at large 
or parents en masse who send their 
infants to preschool centers. In nurs- 
ery schools at their best will be found 
groups of earnest teachers and par- 
ents working together in an effort to 
bring health, happiness, and general 
well-being into the lives of children. 



The enrichment of childhood this is 
their task together. C.iven vision and 
sincerity of purpose, what may not 
such groups achieve? Here there is 
no "course of study," no examination 
schedule, no tradition to follow or to 
break. Only the future, uncharted. 
It remains for parents who care, as Mrs. 
Lynch cares, to help plant an apple 
tree where the ugly gym had stood 
before; to help the teachers scatter the 
children in the woods when violets are 
blooming; to lead them near the ori- 
ole's nest and into the brook to wade, 
or to submit any other proposal for 
the enrichment of the days. Other 
parents are as eager as she. Some 
are indifferent. But all the children 
of all the parents need beauty, free- 
dom, understanding, and guidance. 
We must speak out against any ex- 
ploitation of children, whether by sel- 
fish parents, w r ould-be teachers, or 
research workers, but surely we should 
attribute just value to the efforts of 
those who come together seeking to 
help each other in solving the prob- 
lems of child guidance and care. The 
evidences of home neglect and of the 
need for better childhood care are too 
obvious to need enumeration. More- 
over, the compression of ever increas- 
ing numbers of families into smaller 
and ever more crowded apartments 
points to a changing type of home life 
in large cities, in which even the small 
kiddie coop will soon be excluded alto- 
gether or else telescoped into an even 
smaller cage for confining the preschool 
child. From the tensions of such 
home life both mothers and children 
need relief, and there is little reason to 
hope that many of them will be able 
to return to live in the idyllic rural 
spaces where the meadow larks still 
sing on the orchard fence. Here in 
the middle class and well-to-do fami- 
lies children need more than the home 
can supply in space, in peace, in fresh 
air and sunshine, and in the freedom 
to explore. The needs of the children 



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become at once the reason for the 
schools and the aims of those who seek 
to plan their program. 

The nursery school movement, in 
the large, has intrinsic values which 
assure it a permanence among our in- 
stitutions for education. It will wax 
and grow strong in the measure that 
it fulfills the larger purposes for which 
it is designed. This is the hour for 
parents to speak. While the move- 
ment is young, when its progress can 
conceivably be steered in this direc- 
tion or in that, it is essential that the 
parents' point of view be understood 
and included in the formulation of 
aims and objectives. 

That many parents are growing 
critical of themselves, of each other, 
and of the schools with reference to 
the provision for normal child life in 
the home and in school is indeed a 
hopeful sign. Parents have too long 
left the matter of education in the 
hands of professional school people, 
and the cleavage between home and 
school has widened with the years. 
The present criticism is wholesome 
and opportune. While parents on 
one hand have given their children 
over to the teachers and assumed 
that the processes of education would 
proceed aright, the teachers on the 
other hand have received the children, 
closed the door, and carried on school. 
The Parent-Teacher Association may 
hold meetings at the school, hear lec- 
tures, and raise money for school 
equipment, but parents are parents 
and teachers are teachers and the twain 
too seldom meet. Certainly there has 
been little earnest effort on either side 
to work together in the interests of 
the child's intimate daily life. His 
days move on without unity, without 
coordination, without balance in view 
of his manifold needs. I am still 
agreeing with Airs. Lynch in contem- 
plating the disorganization, the pur- 
poselessness, the wasteful procedures 
in our educational program. I, too, 



am pitying the children. My own 
little girl upon entering kindergarten 
returned the first day and said with a 
sigh: "School is a very nice place but 
the teachers use up all your time." 

The kindergarten, rooted in ideal- 
ism, began as an effort to bring parents 
and educators together, to nurture 
child life tenderly, to teach mothers 
and fathers how to play with their 
children, to sing to them, and cherish 
their sensitive natures. But parent 
education was dropped from the pro- 
gram as the movement grew and ad- 
vanced into the major school body. 
The kindergarten failed in its greatest 
function. Will the nursery school 
now step in and carry on the work 
which the kindergarten dropped, the 
work of bringing the home and the 
school together in the interests of child- 
hood education? This is the chal- 
lenge. We cannot return the children 
to their homes but we can learn from 
our wisest parents how better to care 
for their children. Perhaps they can 
learn from us some technical matters 
and bits of psychological theory, and 
we can plan together a better way 
to order the daily life of each child. 
Once the idea is abroad there should 
be a quickening in the upper schools, 
too, parents and teachers reaching to 
meet each other halfway, and to ask 
quite earnestly, "What is the good life 
for each child? " Aims and objectives, 
ideals and purposes, these are matters 
for parent participation. What par- 
ents dream for their children in their 
secret wishing and striving may after 
all prove to be the key to the better 
education toward which we all are 
groping. 

Professional educators are endeav- 
oring sincerely to think out an efficient 
future. They need the parents' point 
of view. Rooted as it is in affectional 
and idealistic motives, and giving 
promise of richer and deeper meanings, 
it presages life more abundant. Inter- 
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139 



and school will bring about a new 
conception of childhood and of edu- 
cation once parents and teachers con- 
ceive of their task thus jointly. At a 
certain elementary school the parents 
and teachers recently met to consider 
the question: "Are we filling the 
child's day too full?" Parents, fa- 
thers as well as mothers, expressed 
their ideas as to a well-ordered day 
for a child. Call it parent education 
or parent participation, whatever one 
wishes. It is a cooperative achieve- 
ment, not teachers telling parents 
their failings nor parents complaining 
of the schools, but two groups of 
people reasoning together about the 
welfare of children. To this type of 
joint endeavor shall we need to look, I 
believe, for the emancipation of chil- 
dren from the gross malpractices which 
are carried on in the school and in the 
home in the name of education. 

While at the present time we are 
far from having achieved anything 
which can justly be called a science 
of education we have advanced in our 
understanding of the ways and needs 
of children to a point where a meas- 
ure of guidance is available. It has 
been proved, for example, that hurry, 
stress, and confusion are detrimental 
to little children; that an atmosphere 
of repression and "don'ting" is harm- 
ful; that two-year-old children need 
to be protected from other children 
and permitted to play undisturbed 
and alone. The most that the nursery 
school may fairly claim to do is to 
create an environment, the best possi- 
ble under the circumstances, in which 
children who come for one reason or 



another may live fully and grow nor- 
mally. Whether or not the nursery 
school is the best place for every 
mother's child we are not ready to say. 
In fact we have personally said in the 
case of two children whose parents 
had raised the question that the home 
in these instances might be the better 
place all around. When we have ven- 
tured a little farther in thinking out 
each child's individual development 
we may permit ourselves to ask not 
only concerning nursery school chil- 
dren but of older children as well: Is 
the school the best place after all? It 
might be said incidentally that we 
may become wise enough sometime in 
the future to seek to restore to the 
home some of its pristine functions if 
mothers and fathers are willing to 
reassume certain duties for the sake of 
children whom the schools fail to 
serve. 

For the future let us reason together. 
"Come, let us study the child" — these 
words of Rousseau may well be the 
watchword of the new effort in edu- 
cation. Not statistics, charts, and 
measurements, merely, but the child 
himself in the intimate affairs of his 
life. It is inconceivable that the 
violation of childhood's rights could 
long endure if earnest parents and 
teachers everywhere were to meet in 
the serious study of the personal prob- 
lems of their children and unite in the 
effort to solve them. Would that we 
might conscript the parents in the 
cause of early childhood education. 
Then perhaps together we could find 
an apple tree for the children and make 
them a swing in its branches. 



Mrs. Oak promises an article } or the May Quarterly in which she 
will describe in some detail the Smith College Nursery School, of which 
she is principal, and also answer some of the questions which have been 
asked by alumnae. — Editor's Note. 



Julia Qlark and the Flood in Qhina.^ 



LAST June the Trustees of Smith 
j College voted the degree of 
A.B., as of the class of 1910, to Dea- 
coness Julia A. ("lark, vice-principal of 
St. Hilda's School, Wuchang, China. 
For reasons of health Deaconess (lark 




did not complete her course at Smith 
College (she is the daughter of Grace 
Greene Clark '82) but in the 18 years 
in which she has been a missionary in 
'China she has not only achieved 
prestige as an educator but is notable 
for her attainments in the Chinese 
language. Although the degree was 
voted to her as an educator and a 
Sinologue, it is also plain from recent 
news that she could pass the Smith 
College swimming test. What the 
flood of last September was like from 
the upper air we heard when Lind- 
bergh passed over it. Of what it was 
like to those under water, graphic 
descriptions could be culled from 
Deaconess Clark's letters, but an 
account from the Living Church shows 
even more clearly her share in the work 
of salvage and rescue. 

The most thrilling mission story of these 
clays relates to St. Hilda's School, about 
half a mile outside Wuchang. Deaconess 
Clark, the vice-principal, and Miss Cox had 
been there a few days, although it was 
realized that the place would remain dry 
only as long as a great dike below the city 
kept hack the waters of the Vangtse. 
Some kind of premonition prompted Mr. 
Kemp on the night of August 19 to walk out 



there from Boone at about 9 o'clock to be 
there with the ladies in case anything did 
happen. It did! The dike broke, and 1 1 it- 
waters poured in with a mighty rush over 
miles of territory in back of Wuchang. At 
St. Hilda's as a precaution pianos and some 
other things had already been moved to the 
second floor of the school building, but most 
people had believed that the dike would 
hold, so that many things of value in the 
chapel, the library, the principal's office, to 
say nothing of personal possessions of the 
foreign staff, were at once exposed to the 
water. In the darkness Mr. Kemp, Dea- 
coness Clark, Miss Cox, and the faithful 
school servants worked feverishly to carry 
what they could above the rapidly rising 
water. After saving many things in the 
school, Deaconess Clark started back 
toward the foreign ladies' house, walking 
down the steps into water to her shoulders. 
In one hand she held her watch, and with 
the other she grasped the hand of a servant. 
The lantern went out, so they were in dark- 
ness. They had gotten about half way to 
their destination in water getting deeper 
every minute when a sudden rush of water 
swept them off the path into water over 
their heads! Luckily they brushed into a 
tree, up which they clambered. For half 
an hour they sat in the branches, and then 
the plucky little deaconess, anxious to save 
some other things, left the servant in the 
tree (he couldn't swim) and struck out 
through the water to the home of the 
foreign staff, where Mr. Kemp and Miss 
Cox were at work carrying chairs, tables, 
davenports, and everything but the kitchen 
stove up to the second floor! The water 
was so high the deaconess was just able to 
get in underneath the top of the front door! 
She found Mr. Kemp swimming through 
the hall pushing furniture before him till he 
got where he could lift it out of the water 
and up the stairs. The servant in the tree 
was more important than furniture, how- 
ever, so, getting a large bookcase, Mr. 
Kemp and Deaconess Clark swam out 
through the night, and brought the man 
safely back on top of it, they themselves 
propelling it forward from either side. 
Yesterday the deaconess went out to the 
school, with eight to ten feet of water 
everywhere, in order to survey the damage. 
She rowed round the grounds in a bathtub. 
and then swam down the long hallway to 
look into the classroom, which would seem 
to be part of the training for the work of a 
deaconess that is not included in the cur- 
riculum of our training schools! 



Some %ecent "Developments in Science^ 



Arthur Taber Jones 
Trofessor of Thysics 



THE days are long past when any 
one person can know accurately all 
that is being discovered in the various 
sciences. In physics alone more than 
four thousand new contributions to 
knowledge are summarized in Science 
Abstracts for the one year 1930, and in 
other sciences there is probably a 
similar avalanche of new knowledge. 
All that I am attempting in this arti- 
cle is to sketch a very few recent de- 
velopments that have interested me 
and that seem likely to be of some 
general interest.* 

In the first place I am pointing out 
what appears to be a trend away from 
any mechanical or deterministic point 
of view. In a lecture delivered nearly 
fifty years ago Lord Kelvin said, "It 
seems to me that the test of ' Do we or 
do we not understand a particular 
point in physics?' is 'Can we make a 
mechanical model of it?" Today 
mechanical models have gone out of 
fashion, and our attitude has become 
very different. We have known for 
many years that matter is made up of 
molecules and atoms, but these mole- 
cules and atoms were long regarded as 
something quite as substantial as any 
steel or stone appears to be. Then 
we found that atoms are made up of 
electrons and protons with vast empty 
spaces between them, and the elec- 
trons and protons themselves came 
to be regarded as something much 
less substantial than the old atoms. 
An electron is an extremely minute bit 
of negative electricity, and electricity 
is — what? Nobody knows what it is. 
At any rate, matter has come to be 

* By request Mr. Jones suggests two or three journals 
adapted for the intelligent lay reader in science: Scien- 
tific Monthly, and Science (weekly). The Science Press, 
Grand Central Terminal, N. Y. C; Science News Utter 
(weekly), Science Service, 21st and R streets, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 



regarded as much less material — if I 
may so express it — than it seems to be. 

A certain element of unpredictable- 
ness has also come into our view of 
the universe. We are well aware that 
we cannot always predict accurately 
what is going to happen. But the 
more fully we know all the circum- 
stances the more closely we expect 
to foretell the future. It has been 
supposed that if we knew enough we 
could make predictions that would 
always prove to be correct. On the 
contrary, it now seems that in the 
very nature of things there are ele- 
ments in the future which we could 
not predict even if we knew every- 
thing that could possibly be known. 
It is too early to tell whether these new 
ideas will cut away the basis from any 
deterministic point of view. At any 
rate, they have helped in making 
physicists less dogmatic than they 
might have been some decades ago. 

Turning from physics to biology, I 
have a distinct impression that here too 
there is a trend away from mechanism. 
I quote first from a recent book by 
A. V. Hill. Foulerton Research Pro- 
fessor of the Royal Society: "We 
speak of living matter: there is ... a 
certain danger in the term, for it ap- 
pears to imply that any given identical 
piece of matter may be . . . 'alive.' 
It emphasizes the matter rather than 
the process. . . . Life is as distinct 
from matter as music is from the air 
in which it is propagated." Again, 
Professor William A. Kepner of the 
University of Virginia has recently 
written an interesting paper on the 
behavior of an ameba toward its food. 
If the food is of a kind that can move 
away and escape, Mr. Kepner finds 
that the behavior is of one type; but 
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behavior is different. Mr. Kepner 
says he lias come to believe "that life 
persists and is purposive," and he 
adds, "Were I to have made this claim 
fifteen years ago, I should have had 
difficulty finding support in biological 
literature. But times have changed. 
There appears to be a drift away 
from mechanism in modern biological 
thought." 

Next I turn to a very different sub- 
ject. One of the fundamental postu- 
lates of Einstein's theory of relativity 
is that the velocity of light in free 
space is always the same. Now the 
most careful measurements of the 
velocity of light made during the past 
seventy-five years seem to show a 
gradual decrease in the velocity. The 
decrease is small, and it is possible 
that it may not be real. But the ac- 
curacy of the measurements and the 
steady trend of the results suggest 
strongly that the decrease is really 
occurring. If this decrease does prove 
to be real, will it shake the foundations 
of relativity? Probably not. Prob- 
ably it will prove possible to modify 
the theory to fit the new facts. 

Is there any way of accounting for 
an apparent decrease in the velocity 
of light without assuming that the 
decrease is real? Under the influence 
of the tides the earth is being slowed 
down. It must be turning on its axis 
more slowly than it was a century ago. 
This means that a second of time is 
longer now than it was a century ago. 
And this in turn, if the velocity of 
light has not changed, means that 
light goes farther in a second now than 
it did a century ago. That is, for this 
reason the measured velocity of light 
should be very slightly increasing in- 
stead of decreasing. So this slowing 
down of the earth does not explain 
the smaller velocities that are ob- 
tained now. What is the explanation ? 
I know of none that is satisfactory. 

The explosion of the universe is the 
next topic. The whole universe seems 



to be acting like powder in which an 
explosion is just occurring. And we 
seem to be near the middle of things. 
Off in all directions from us the dis- 
tant nebulae seem to be rushing 
away, and the farther off they are the 
faster they seem to be going. 

What leads us to such fantastic 
ideas? In order to see let us suppose 
that I stand a few yards from you 
and throw r balls to you. If I throw 
one ball every second, you will catch 
one ball every second. But suppose 
that while I am throwing the balls I 
am at the same time backing away 
from you. Then each ball will be a 
little longer in reaching you than the 
one before it; if I throw 10 balls in 10 
seconds you may perhaps catch 10 
balls in 11 seconds, or if I move away 
faster you may catch 10 balls in 12 
seconds. The same would be true if 
I were sending out waves of light. 
The waves would not reach you at the 
same rate that I sent them — they 
would seem to you to be longer waves 
than I sent out. If you knew the 
lengths of the waves I sent, and had 
some means of measuring the length 
of the waves you received, you might 
even calculate how fast I was moving 
away from you. It is in a similar 
manner that we reach the rather 
startling conclusion that the nebulae 
are rushing away from us in all direc- 
tions. One recently examined nebula 
appears to be rushing off at about 
12,300 miles each second. Some idea 
of how enormous this speed is may be 
obtained by noticing that it is fast 
enough to go around our earth in two 
seconds, and that a high speed rifle 
bullet would require some ten or fifteen 
hours to go that distance. 

There is some question as to whether 
this rapid spreading out of the universe 
is real. If it is, it has been calculated 
that the universe must double its size 
in 1400 million years, and that the 
universe cannot be more than about 
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■her hand there are certain phenom- 
ena connected with double stars thai 
seem to require a universe many times 
is old as this. 

Can we see any reason why the uni- 
verse should expand? Perhaps we 
:an. There seem now to be good rea- 
sons for believing that the material in 
:he sun and other stars is gradu- 
ally changing into light and heat 
ind streaming away. Every sunbeam 
that comes to us brings with it a part 
)f the sun's mass. In fact, the sun 
must be losing in this way more than 
1 million tons each second. It follows 
that it is losing its grip on the planets. 
It pulls less and less hard upon them, 
md so they are gradually moving off 
n ever widening spirals instead of 
swinging on in the same paths around 
the sun. Perhaps something similar 
nay be true of the galaxies themselves, 
ind this may perhaps account for the 
exploding of the universe. 

I turn lastly to the cosmic rays. In 
}rder to understand the experiments 
jy which these rays have become 
cnown let us suppose that we have a 
biece of stiff wire standing straight up, 
jind a piece of gold leaf fastened to the 
|;op of the wire and hanging down be- 
j;ide it. This constitutes a simple 
|4ectroscope, and if the electroscope 
s given an electric charge the charge 
prill spread over the wire and the gold 
eaf and will cause the gold leaf to 
»tand out at an angle to the wire. 
The larger the electric charge the 
arther out the gold leaf stands. It 
vas found long ago that the leaf does 
lot continue to stand out from the 
vire indefinitely; it gradually falls 
lown toward the wire, thus indicating 
hat the electric charge is gradually 
eaking away. 

If X rays fall on the electroscope the 
harge leaks off very fast. Radium, 
oo, and other radioactive substances 
nake the charge leak off. Now mi- 
<iute amounts of radioactive sub- 
tances are present nearly everywhere, 



so that the electric charge on an electro- 
scope always leaks gradually away. 

But it is possible to prevent the leak to 
some extent. If the electroscope is 
surrounded by lead the leak goes on 
more slowly, and the thicker the lead 
the more slowly does the leak occur. 

If the rays that cause the leak come 
from materials in the ground, it is to 
be expected that the leak will be slower 
if the electroscope is far up above the 
ground. In 1911-13, Viktor Hess 
carried an electroscope with him on 
ten balloon flights. He found that up 
to a certain point the electroscope 
leaked more slowly at greater heights, 
but that at the greatest heights he at- 
tained it was beginning to leak a little 
faster again. In 1913-14 Werner, Kol- 
horster took an electroscope with him 
on five balloon flights. He went up 
higher than Hess had gone, and his 
electroscope showed the same be- 
havior that Hess had found, with 
the addition that at the greater 
heights the more rapid leak became 
very marked. These experiments sug- 
gested that something, nobody knew 
what, was coming to the electroscope 
from outside of the earth. That 
something is now called the "cosmic 
radiation." 

Since the time when Hess and Kol- 
horster made their balloon flights 
many men have made many studies of 
the cosmic rays. One of the best 
known of these men is Robert Andrews 
Millikan. He has studied the cosmic 
rays on Pike's Peak, on snow-fed lakes 
in the Rocky Mountains, in the 
Andes, and up near Hudson Bay. 

Where do the cosmic rays come from ? 
If they come from the sun the leak 
should be more rapid by day than by 
night. The rate of leak does not 
seem to be affected by the sun. It 
was thought for a time that the rays 
might come from the Milky Way. 
But the electroscope may be observed 
when the Milky Way is overhead and 
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when the Milky Way is below the 
horizon. The rays do not seem to 
come from the Milky Way any more 
than from other parts of the sky. 
They seem to come equally from all 
directions. Probably they do not 
come from the stars, but from the 
depths of space where it is very cold. 
Lead is not the only substance with 
which an electroscope can be shielded. 
Pure water, if there is enough of it, 
will also serve. Millikan has lowered 
an electroscope to different depths be- 
neath the surface of snow-fed lakes. 
The more water there was above the 
electroscope the more slowly it leaked. 
And from the rates of leak Millikan 
has found that there seem to be rays 
of four different varieties. Some do 
not get far in the water, others can 
penetrate farther, a third variety 
farther still, and the fourth variety 
are still more penetrating. From the 
penetrating powers of the different 
varieties Millikan has calculated that 



the rays are probably produced when, 
certain chemical elements are formed. 
For several years now we have been; 
accustoming ourselves to thinking of] 
matter being turned into beams off 
light and heat in the stars where it is 
very hot. Now we have a suggestion : 
that perhaps a reverse process of the! 
formation of some elements is going on ; 
in the depths of space where it is verve 
cold. 

Not everyone agrees with Milli- 
kan's interpretation of his results, and' 
various further studies of the cosmic, 
rays are being made. One recent, 
study, not yet published in full, throws;, 
doubt on the reality of the four varie-: 
ties that Millikan seems to have found' 
in the rays. If these four varieties), 
do not exist, it "seems necessary tojj 
look with serious reserve upon any 
such sweeping conclusions as to atom] 
building as Millikan and Cameron, 
have deduced from the results of their!- 
splendid experimental work." 



Ufie Forty Years 
Elizabeth Cutter Morrow 1896 

Not for our lips those giant grapes 

A loyal Caleb bore; 
The wine of Canaan's distant hills 

Others will pour. 

We shall not see the cities walled 

Or olive yards of peace; 
We shall not reach those smiling plains 

Where marches cease. 

The wilderness will bury us, 

The sands must be our shroud; 
Content, we follow for their sakes 

The Flame, the Cloud. 

Let tents and warring tribes be ours, 

Pale manna bought with tears, 
If vine and fig-tree roof their world 

To pay starved years. 

So runs the legend and the law — 

Slowly we understand 
Desert and dream for us, for them 

A Promised Land. 

Reprinted from "Quatrains for My Daughter" by courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. 



^Paints and a TenL> 



LAURA FRANKLIN 1898 



ON a day in early spring 
"Chum," the car, 
M Mei Lan Fang," the dog, 
and I started from Los 
Angeles with plans to make 
an outdoor studio of Cali- 
fornia — to live out-of-doors 
and paint in the desert and 
mountains near Death Val- 
ley for as long as I chose. 

The desert begins as one 
slides away from Cajon Pass, 
gliding by weird creations, 
results of the battle for life. 
There in the late afternoon heat stood 
stiff figures, contorted desert trees — 
Joshuas. Countless spines, and yet 
more spines is one's feeling about a 
Joshua tree. Yet, as evening drew 
near, a gentle wind sighed with harp- 
like music through the Joshuas' ragged 
sleeves, reminding me of the sound of 
distant surf. 

A cabin at Daggett sheltered me the 
first night out, and in the morning I 
came to a road, on which a sign 
warned travelers to have water, pro- 
visions, gas, and oil before continuing 
on the journey. It was a good desert 
road, hard-packed sandy gravel that 
went straight away through the sage- 
brush. Near Baker I saw a huge 
snake lying across a mound of sand 
and immediately gave up any idea of 
sleeping on the ground. 

The snowy peak of a mountain 
attracted my attention, making such a 
picture behind some nearby dunes 
that I drew aside from the road, care- 
fully feeling whether the sand was 
soft. Seated in the shadow of the car 
I spent two hours sketching. 

During the afternoon I drove over a 
winding grade, around sharp corners 
up to Shoshone, a straggling Indian 
settlement town where I bought pro- 
visions, and from there I chose a road 




Camping in the Mojave Desert on the Way to 
Death Valley 



towards "Dante's View." The name 
intrigued me. What was Dante's 
View? I drove on over an increasingly 
rough sagebrush-cleared road to an- 
other junction, determined to find out. 
Fortunately the agent at a grocery 
store in Shoshone had said: ''Keep 
right, lady, when you come to the 
fork." So I did. I later heard that 
seven cars had been mired on the other 
road! 

Mesquite, those tall, green, scraggly 
bushes with prickly branches, grew 
thickly in the valley which lay be- 
tween the Black Mountains and the 
Panamints, and I looked apprehen- 
sively at the rapidly sinking sun, 
wondering if I should have to stop in 
that place with the snakes. As the 
shadows drifted down the mauve sides 
of the hill, however, I saw a sign: 
"Five miles to Dante's View." 
"Chum" started gayly up the road, 
but was soon hesitating, moving 
slowly, then standing almost on its 
tail; it was impossible to see where it 
was putting its front wheels. At last 
the arduous climb was made and we 
were suddenly lurching down, then up 
to a wonderful crinkled pink canyon ; 
presently we were winding up, up, and 
around short curves on a one-way 
rough road. I thought every hump 



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would send us over the cliff. No 
turning back was possible. I was 
relieved to find a resthouse — a little 
glass outlook post really — and I 
paused in awe, and some fear, as I 
looked down into the dark purple 
valley with black shadowed sides, 
outlined with sunset's last yellow . 

An icy wind warned me to make 
camp in a sheltered spot. I had 
noticed one as I came up, and hastily 
retreated to it before it was too dark 
to see the edge of the road. Remem- 
bering the snakes, I built a little fire 
and then made up my bed on the seat 
of my car. The warm light of the 
moon slipped from sage to sage on the 
gray side of the mountain and from 
far away came the sharp staccato 
bark of a coyote. I hoped he would 
not like the enticing odor of my siz- 
zling bacon and slip into camp, for I 
strongly distrusted the timorous na- 
tures credited to coyotes. 

Staying as near as possible to my 
tiny fire I ate my bread and bacon and 
sipped my coffee, then extinguished 
the dying embers and climbed into the 
car. I must have slept soundly for 
when in the morning I drove and then 
walked to my vantage point of yes- 
terday I found two young men who 
had passed me in the night and had 
bivouacked on the summit. As I 
looked down into the ancient ocean 
bed it suggested the way the glacier 
wandered away from the Jungfrau, 
only that was ice and snow in freezing 
air, 14,000 feet high in Switzerland, 
while this was sand, borax, and salt in 
torrid heat, 300 feet below sea level in 
California. The dawn wind blew cold 
as I left that strange scene and drove 
down to the highway. 

Later I dismounted to sketch a 
weirdly colored collection of hills. 
The distant ones were Indian-red, 
madder, and magenta — the colors 
fighting around some snow peaks. 
Standing pertly in front was a jaun- 
diced hill, a sulphur-yellow mound. 



Nearer was a sickly-green calico hill; 
with some faded reddish-lavender: 
sage, which flanked a narrow pass ji, 
Opposite was a strawberry-colored; 
heap of gravel, piled to foothill height. 
And I sat there in the stewing sun) 
trying to lay in the colors! No 
shadow on the sun, but at long inter- 1 
vals a wandering breath of cool air. 
along the canyon; and I thought oil 
how cold it had been up there wherej 
Dante had viewed hell! 

A few hours later I drove on, around ) 
curves, through more brilliant color inl 
the region where the Twenty Mulej 
Team had hauled its load of borax i 
from the Golden Canyon region., 
After all this desolation, this wild 
color, I suddenly saw r a gas station..! 
and the signs led me to Furnace Creekj 
Inn. A wonderful hotel on the edge, 
of hellish heat! However, I had come 
to work in Death Valley so I left the 
beguiling presence of luxury and drove, 
on toward some waving palms — andj 
found an old ranch with "No Ad-j 
mittance." Well — there was a sign:! 
"Public Camp Ground," and thatji 
sounded like an old friend's greeting., 1 
The camp was but half a mile away 
over a rough wash road and up a little 
on the ocean beach, so to speak. 
Some straggly mesquite bushes, aj 
water tap, a shower-bath house, and* 
a spot to pitch the tent — it was ; 
enough. And I spent five happy daysj 
sheltered at this place. 

One has to be alone in a deserU 
country to learn its many phases andt 
during the day I had the camp to, 
myself. Each morning I drove to the] 
spot where I wished to paint andj 
worked until noon, then returned tof 
camp and took a shower under the[ 
water that was sun-heated in the pipei 
I washed my clothes, ate an orange orj 
two, drank some water, then rested inj 
the shade of my tent while I read 
At five o'clock the motorists arrived- 
sometimes four or five, sometimes noti 
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By day the strange yellow hills 
behind the camp were depressing, but 
when the full moon rose over the 
scene, a wonder happened ! Such 
color in moonlight! Such softness in 
the air when the evening breeze began 
to stir! Desert squirrels and rats 
crept near for scraps of food, and odd 
little creeping desert birds sang for 
short spaces. How still it was except 
for that breeze knocking the sand off 
the hills and sighing around the rocks! 
I Fp there on another hill were emigrant 
graves. Those tragic milestones of 
pioneer days! Along the base of the 
hill opposite my tent a stream was 
murmuring, and where it overflowed 
encugh to wet several dozen feet of 
surface the lush grass grew, tempting 
horses to linger. They gave an air of 
motion and life to that desolate place. 

As I sat one noonday looking down- 
ward into the valley, wriggling lines of 
light made pictures like waves and 
w ater lakes ; a simpering lizard stopped 
to look at me; a fly buzzed; the sky 
was metallically blue and clean. 
Suddenly, over Telescope Peak, a 
puff of cloud, another a bit larger, 
another; and they grew and grew. 
Could it rain in the valley, I wondered. 

At supper time I looked over my 
shoulder and saw a wonderful picture. 
The mountain to the east was blood- 
red, and behind it was a pink, puffy 
cloud in a warm yellow sky. The 
cloud was billowing toward a yellow 
hilltop, above which in a streak of 
blue was the golden moon. Enthusi- 



astically I called to another camper to 
look. The man glanced from a tire be 
was mending and quite casually said: 
"Oh!" then resumed his hammering. 
Silently I began to wash my paint 
brushes. 

The wind was high after supper and 
the man helped me fasten the canvas 
over my car; then we walked on the 
yellow hilltop and smoked together as 
the moonlight glided from canyon to 
canyon. 

Next morning the mountains were 
snow covered and the general cloudi- 
ness looked foreboding. Everyone 
left . By afternoon the rain was laying 
the clouds of dust and fast converting 
the gray silt into a disagreeable, 
sticky, pasty mud — mud which in a 
day or two was to do its best to cement 
"Chum" into Death Valley! I sat in 
the tent and thought about the brave 
emigrants of long ago. Did some of 
them get lost down there where the 
salt beds edged the Devil's Golf Course 
— where the rain w r as falling into the 
pale blue water of the salt well ? What 
did they think about these strange 
phenomena when theirs was not a 
tourist jaunt, but a life and death 
struggle? 

Two weeks I spent in Death Valley 
— two weeks that tried body and spirit 
but enriched life with adventure and 
inspiration. And with me yet is a 
haunting refrain: 

"Some day I shall return when April 
flowers are blooming." 



Smith Women in ^Actuarial Work^ 

ANNIE MATHER MOTHERAL 1913 

Qeneral ^Assistant of the actuary ^Department, Mutual £ife 
Insurance Co. of l^ew Yor^ t 



WHAT is an actuary? Most 
people seem never to have heard 
of such a strange creature. One dic- 
tionary states an actuary is "an officer, 
as of an insurance company, who calcu- 
lates and states the risks and pre- 
miums, compiles mortuary tables, etc." 
Sometimes the "etc." seems to have 
no limits to the types of work included. 
The basis of the profession is mathe- 
matical, but so many other sides are 
important that it draws many who are 
interested in mathematics but more 
interested in economic, legal, account- 
ing, or other aspects of the business. 
There are more actuarial workers 
from Smith than from any other 
woman's college and this we all feel 
is due to the fact that our mathe- 
matics department, and particularly 
Professor Ruth Wood, told us of the 
opportunities in the work, for which 
we are very grateful. 

Since the actuary in a life insurance 
company decides how much must be 
charged for the various types of 
policies, he must consult the sales 
department as to the types of contract 
which will appeal to the public and as 
to how new contracts may be devised 
to meet the public's desires; he must 
consult the legal department on the 
provisions of all contracts issued; he 
must consult with the medical and 
inspection departments on the require- 
ments for approval of applicants for 
the different kinds of policies; he must 
consult the investment department 
on the rate of interest probably to be 
earned, which involves some knowl- 
edge of investments in general ; he 
must consult the accounting depart- 
ment on the part of income and ex- 
penses to be allocated to each account, 



so that the necessary statistics may 
be obtained; he must consult with the 
statistical department about the ac- 
tual rate of mortality and other 
figures as compared with the assumed 
bases on which the premiums were 
calculated; and there must be much 
correspondence with the public, es- 
pecially in explaining what values the 
contract provisions have. 

Before the World War there were 
practically no college women in the 
actuarial departments of insurance 
companies in this or any other country, 
so far as I know. Perhaps this was 
because women were not supposed to 
care for mathematics. Now there are 
about 100 in this country and Canada. 
It is impossible for me to make an 
estimate of the number engaged in this 
work in European countries, but I 
understand there are several who are 
doing well in England. 

Most college women as well as most 
college men who start this work in 
America feel that membership in the 
Actuarial Society of America or the 
American Institute of Actuaries is an 
important step in their advancement. 
The Society was founded in 1889 and 
is more important in the eastern states 
and Canada where the largest life 
insurance companies are located, while 
the Institute was founded in 1909 and 
is more important in the West and 
Middle West, where there are many 
small insurance companies. Member- 
ship in either is dependent upon 
passing a series of examinations which 
are very difficult and which take about 
six years to complete. These exami- 
nations cover a considerable variety 
of subjects in addition to pure mathe- j 
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[hese subjects are value of life con- 
tingencies, preparation of mortality 
md disability tables, selection of risks, 
valuation of liabilities and assets, dis- 
tribution of surplus, insurance law, 
aistory of life insurance, investment of 
ifc insurance funds, elements of bank- 
ng, valuation and cost of pension 
"unds, actuarial principles applicable 
o insurance other than life, and cur- 
en t topics of general actuarial interest. 

There are now 1 1 woman members 
af the Institute out of a total of about 
150, and 23 woman members of the 
Society out of a total membership of 
500. Five of the members of the 
Society — more than a fifth — are 
Smith graduates. There are two 
classes of membership, Associates and 
Fellows. Of the eight Fellows, two 
ire Smith women — Eleanor Abbott 
13 and myself; of the fifteen Associ- 
ates, three are from Smith — Florence 
Putnam '18, Florence Watts '23, and 
Dorothy Stanton '15.* Associateship 
-equires passing examinations in com- 
oound interest, life contingencies, some 
work of construction of mortality 
tables, disability contingencies, and 
jaistory of life insurance (eight three- 
:aour exams); and the Fellowship re- 
quires those and the other subjects 
listed in this article (two nine-hour 
jaxams.) . There are also several Smith 
lalumnae in actuarial work who are 
considered capable actuaries although 
•they have never become members of 
jthese organizations. Mary Mangan 
25, one of these, has recently passed 
,six of her examinations for Associate- 
ship. 

What are these Smith graduates, 
who have been in actuarial work for 
ave years or more, doing? Each one 
is doing something entirely different 
from the others. Margaret Burt '12 
i(George B. Buck, New York City) is 
an office supervisor for a consulting 
actuary and has many technical as 
well as administrative problems to 

♦Dorothy Stanton died last October. — Editor's Note 



solve. Florence Putnam '18 is with 
the same consulting actuary but has 
the theoretical work and correspond- 
ence to attend to. Both of these 
women spend all of their time on 
pension funds. Hera Gallagher '14 
(Miles M. Dawson & Son, Inc., New 
York City) is treasurer of a firm of 
consulting actuaries, and her work is 
largely of a secretarial and managerial 
nature, concerned with the problems 
of small insurance companies and 
fraternal organizations. Florence 
Watts '23 last summer passed one 
of her Fellowship examinations and has 
a good position with a life insurance 
company in Baltimore. Eleanor Ab- 
bott '13 (John Hancock Mutual Life 
Ins. Co., Boston), Eleanor Rust '25 
(Guardian Life Ins. Co., New York 
City), and I (Mutual Life Ins. Co. of 
New York) are in three of the larger 
insurance companies. Both of the 
others do mathematical work entirely, 
while I prepare policy forms and 
special endorsements on policies, cor- 
respond with State Insurance De- 
partments about our forms, and do 
miscellaneous work, but never any- 
thing involvingmathematics. Eleanor 
Abbott makes calculations, such as 
special premium rates, comparisons of 
results of different scales of dividends, 
and statistical computations; and 
Eleanor Rust works on changes in 
policies from one plan to another. In 
1924 I was put in charge of the policy 
form section and in 1926, after finish- 
ing my Fellowship examinations, was 
made general assistant of the actuary 
department and was relieved of rou- 
tine work. Since last fall I have also 
been carrying the policy section 
which now has thirty people in it. 

Those who are in the smaller com- 
panies are receiving titles such as 
Actuary, Mathematician, or Assistant 
Actuary. In the large companies 
so far no woman has been given an 
official position. In general there has 
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recognition of any woman who is 
considered capable, but she is given 
interesting work and a good salary 
much the same as the men. On the 
whole, the college women I know in 



actuarial work are happy in their 
work, satisfied with the treatment 
they receive, and ambitious to obtain 
the positions of trust and importance 
that they feel are waiting for them. 



To 'Russia by the "Open %oad" 

SUSAN HOMANS WOODRUFF 1890 
The Impressions of One Summer Tourists 



G( ) T< ) Russia at your age ! A 
crazy idea ! " So said everyone 
not understanding my urge. When 
I was in college in the nineties Ed- 
ward Bellamy wrote a book, "Looking 
Backward"; it was an intriguing sug- 
gestion to give everyone a square deal 
by dividing resources and substituting 
social glory for personal profit — a sim- 
plified Karl Marx. It sounded so 
practical that I have been waiting all 
these years for some country to try it 
out ; and now Russia is doing it. How 
could I resist going to see the experi- 
ment under way? And the Open 
Road furnished ringside seats from 
which to view the world's greatest 
adventure. 

Our party of ten with a leader who 
spoke Russian sailed in June, tourist 
third. We landed at Bremen, taking 
a train to Stettin, a boat to Hel- 
singfors, and an overnight train to 
Leningrad. Food and comfort I found 
sufficient; in fact, I gained some un- 
needed weight on the trip. I liked the 
tea, the cabbage soup, the black bread, 
and pancakes with potcheese inside. 
Meats were fair, fruit and vegetables 
rather scarce, and coffee undrinkable. 
My breakfast consisted of a large, 
green cucumber which I peeled myself, 
a glass of tea, and unbuttered bread. 
Fats are rare; the one used in cooking 
comes from sunflower seeds, which 
accounts for the unforgettable sight 
of acres of sunflowers in full bloom 
-(in from the car windows. The risk 
of illness seemed negligible if the sim- 



ple rules were followed to avoid un- 
cooked food and unboiled water. 
The trip was so diverting that I had 
no time to notice discomforts, but 
for those fussier than I, let me say 
that I did not see a bug in Russia. 

Leaving the group when possible in 
order to be less conspicuous, my great- 
est interest was watching the workers 
during their leisure. The "parks of 
culture and rest" were "highbrow" 
Coney Islands with bookstalls and post- 
ers instead of money-making booths. 
Physical culture and sports have been 
developed to an extraordinary degree, 
with every young person urged to be 
active; being a "fan" is not enough. 
Football, volley ball, tennis, and track 
events were all in evidence; setting-up 
exercises seemed to be taken seriously: 
and in Moscow boating and swimming 
seemed actually to crowd the river. 
The workers' clubs, always "coeduca- 
tional," were alive with social activi- 
ties. Chess was played universally. 
The young peoples' dramatic societies, 
the Blue Blouses, gave original per- 
formances, highly artistic, with folk 
dancing and singing, and laugh-pro 
ducing "self-criticism." Never be- 
fore have I seen youth so high-spirited 
yet serious. 

But the national pastime is trawl. 
encouraged by the government to pro- 
mote the intermingling of the peoples 
of the various republics. A visit to 
Moscow is the peasant's ideal vaca 
tion; there he stays at one of tin 
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■ent and supplying for him guides 
and information. Railroad conges- 
tion is terrific, except for the fair serv- 
ice to foreigners. Around the station 
in Moscow we saw what looked like 
?ypsy encampments. When a family 
has a summer vacation it stuffs its 
household goods into a gay-colored 
sack, takes along the big teapot, goes 
to the station to ask for tickets, say 
for Saturday, and is told there is noth- 
ing available till the following Wednes- 
day. Do they go back home? No, 
they go outside and sit down to wait 
for Wednesday; there is laughter and 
talking between the groups, and the 
national virtues of patience and good 
nature turn the hardship into a social 
3Ccasion. And no doubt much grum- 
bling is also enjoyed. 

The Russians seem full of contradic- 
tions: working in groups they show 
:ooperation and devotion; as individ- 
uals they seem inefficient and still in- 
different to squalor; they live on black 
bread and tea, yet they demand the 
best in all the arts. The lack of un- 
employment must be partly due to 
the fact that it takes several Russians 
to do the work of the average Ameri- 
:an. But of course the common mis- 
take is in using our standards instead 
of their own former condition when 
naking comparisons. 

After a four-day trip down the 
v'olga we visited the tractor plant in 
Stalingrad. I asked to be left at the 
door when the party went in to see 
'heavy industry"; and my plan suc- 
ceeded when two young American 
engineers, no doubt reminded of home 
ind mother, came to talk to me, and 
[ had half an hour of asking questions. 
They told me that about 30 per cent 
A the workers in the plant were women , 
»vho did better work than the men. 
They told how piecework methods 
were being introduced and how com- 
betition was encouraged among the 
workers. "Shock brigades" set the 
standard and the rest struggle to fol- 



low. At the entrance of this tractor 
plant were two big boards, one red 
and the other black; each night the 
names of the good workers were put on 
the red board and those of the slack- 
ers on the black one; and the engineers 
said that this kind of thing was taken 
most seriously. 

Russian women seemed like a new 
type : Their square faces, somber, even 
sullen in repose, light up with a kind 
of radiance when they talk; I never 
tired of watching them. The majority 
are blondes; somehow I had expected 
brunettes. Athletic and strong, it 
seemed fitting to see them working as 
builders, masons, firemen, traffic cops, 
motormen, and as soldiers in the Red 
Army with muskets, singing as they 
marched. Women hold some of the 
highest government positions and are 
often factory managers. Hindus com- 
ments on the fact that Russia escaped 
the crusades, so that women there 
have not had to be taken down from 
the pedestals where chivalry would 
have placed them. And how dra- 
matic is the change in the condition 
of the country woman ! Formerly her 
lot was too awful: the peasant was 
lord over the women of his household, 
and he could perpetrate any cruelty 
short of murder; and the law com- 
pelled submission. As a Russian is 
said to be divided into three equal ly 
important parts — body, soul, and 
passport — the poor woman could not 
run away, not having the third essen- 
tial part. But now this same woman 
may be rid of her former tyrant by ap- 
plying for a divorce without even 
stating a reason. 

So-called progressive education in 
our country is usually expensive; in 
Russia there is no other kind. The 
"collective principle," meaning the 
child's cooperation with teacher, fam- 
ily, community, party, and state, 
seems to be more important than 
scholarship. How will this affect the 
universities? Anna Louise Strong, 



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editor of the Moscow News, told us of 
a woman, famous for her management 
of children, who was asked to head a 
large kindergarten about to open 
Her reply was that she could not do 
it as her "illiteracy would not be 
liquidated" till the following summer. 
Here was an outstanding teacher who 
could not read nor write. I do not 
know what this proves, but it inter- 
ested me. 

I heard another story, about Persia. 
That country, most backward in 
transportation, is said to have a plan 
to go from barefoot-walking direct 
into aviation, thereby saving the 
building of railroads and highways. 
True or not this tale illustrates the 
kind of leaping ahead that seems to 
be going on in Russia. The drive for 
adult education seems incredible. I 
asked the American Russian Institute 
for some figures showing results and 
they kindly gave me the following: 
In 1930 there were published in Rus- 
sia almost half a billion books. (It 
must be explained that a "book" is a 
pamphlet with a gay jacket and ' ' high- 
brow" contents.) In 1913 about 73 
per cent of Russia's population were 
illiterate. If all plans for 1931 were 
carried through by the end of the 



year, illiteracy has now dropped to 
25 per cent. 

As to collective farms, the latest re- 
port of them may be found in Miss 
Strong's book, "The Soviets Conquer 
Wheat," just published by Holt & 
Company. The author has had un- 
usual opportunities for investigating 
Russian agriculture. On our visit to 
a state farm we asked two women if 
they liked it better than living on 
their own small plots. One said, "It 
is more friendly to work with other 
people." The other, "It is good to 
have dinner ready when we come from 
the fields." 

We also saw factories, prisons, com- 
munes where good prisoners go, courts, 
marriage and divorce bureaus, hospi- 
tals, sanitariums, libraries, coopera- 
tives, museums, galleries, nurseries, 
and playgrounds. But there is no 
more space in which to tell of them. 
There is just room left to quote from 
Miss Bourke-White's book. She was 
asked to tell in ten words how Russia 
was getting on. 

"Little food 
Xo shoes 

Terrible inefficiency 
Steady progress 
Great hope. " 



^Achievements 
Laura Franklin 

STAY, wild west wind! Whence do you blow? 
"O'er plains of untrodden snow, 
(I covered a lamb from the vulture's glare) 
Over ocean's white tangled curls, 
(I lifted a ship from rocks that were bare) 
Tossing the sand of the desert in whirls, 
(I hid the glistening bones of a man) 



Rippling the grain on the high plateau, 
Whistling down a canyon, I ran, 
Ruffling the clouds with beauty, heigho, 
Bracing the reaper who faints at his mow. 
Singing in the forest — whilst thou — 
Dost tamely dream of life's near end. 
Farewell, there are still great sails to bend, 



Interdepartmental ^Majors at Smith 

Elizabeth Genung 
Chairman of the Faculty C omm itte*Lj 



THE scheme of Interdepartmental 
Majors* originated in 1924 in an 
attempt to cooperate with students 
who, planning to enter medical schools 
after graduation from Smith, found 
it difficult to complete the entrance 
requirements for Grade A medical 
schools while meeting the major re- 
quirements for any one of the scientific 
departments and the general require- 
ments of the Smith College curriculum 
for an A.B. degree. Only by careful 
planning and wise choice of electives 
could a student obviate the necessity 
ot taking one or two courses in sum- 
mer school or an extra postgraduate 
year to complete the medical school 
requirements for entrance. 

In 1924, therefore, a committee was 
organized to consider an arrangement 
of courses which would enable stu- 
dents majoring in a science depart- 
ment to prepare definitely for schools 
of medicine and public health. A 
group of courses was chosen from 
chemistry, zoology, physics, and bac- 
teriology which was designed to give a 
training in the fundamentals of each 
science. In other words, a Premedical 
and a Public Health major were estab- 
lished. The courses were distributed in 
a logical sequence throughout the four 
years. Great care was exercised by 
the committee in the choice and dis- 
tribution of these courses in order not 
to impose too great a burden of 
scientific subjects on the individual 
student. After the revision of the cur- 
riculum in 1927-1928 the arrangement 
of these courses was revised to con- 
form to the general requirements. 

* In this article Miss Genung. as chairman, outlines 
the plan of Interdepartmental Majors and as director 
of the Premedical and Public Health majors speaks 
specifically of them. Later articles will describe the 
Landscape Architecture, and Dramatic Arts Majors. — 
Editor's N'ote. 



Attempts to bring the scientific re- 
quirements down to a minimum and 
at the same time assure the student of 
instruction in the fundamentals re- 
quired for medical and public health 
fields has always been the aim of this 
committee. To this end, certain 
courses which are required by the 
departments of their major students 
are eliminated and other science 
courses better adapted to the needs of 
these students are substituted. 

The plan of courses for the Pre- 
medical Major was a fairly simple 
problem, since there is a definite 
standard of required subjects for en- 
trance into Grade A medical schools. 
The plan for public health work was a 
far more difficult task. In the first 
place opportunities in this field differ 
widely in their scope and. conse- 
quently, in their requirements for 
preparation. The field was divided 
into three general groups: (I) the 
field of the bacteriologist, (II) the 
field of the social worker, and (III) 
the field of the chemist. To be sure, 
there are other branches, but it was 
thought that preparation for one of 
these groups might also prepare stu- 
dents for its allied branches. 

For all groups instruction in certain 
fundamental sciences seemed essen- 
tial. Accordingly all students in the 
Public Health Major are required to 
pursue the same introductory courses 
in science during the freshman and 
sophomore years and select the group 
in which they wish to specialize at 
the beginning of the junior year. The 
courses which are required in the 
freshman and sophomore years are 
the introductory courses in chemistry, 
zoology, and bacteriology on which 
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154 THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 

The main problems in administering scheme of interdepartmental majors 
these majors concern students who in science achieves its purpose. 
wait until junior year before deciding The idea of having various depart- 
to elect them and hence have not ments cooperate in major require- 
taken the basic courses. It is the aim ments in order to give students a 
of the committee to make these major broad foundation for future work has 
requirements as elastic as possible so appealed strongly to many members 
that adjustments of this nature can be of the Faculty, and in 1928 an inter- 
made, departmental major in Landscape 

Architecture was offered bv the depart- 

It may be of interest to know how ments of Botany and Al% the purpose 

many students elect these majors. As being tQ prepare students to enter 

soon as the plan was accepted by the advanced schools of i ands cape art and 

Faculty in 1924, one student of the design DurJng the past year a major 

Class of 1925 found she could change jn Dramatic Arte has been offered by 

to the Public Health Major and did so. the departmeri ts of English, Art, and 

The number of students who have Theater Arts> The p Urpose of this 

taken or are taking these majors in major ig tQ give girls a fundamental 

the different classes is as follows: background for future study in stage 

Class Premedical Public Health design or dramatics, or for teaching 

}p26 4 3 courses in drama in elementary schools. 

1927 ....... 3 5 It is not intended to prepare students 

1928 3 for a stage career, and the courses out- 

19 ^q ' 2 3 lined do not necessarily lead to this 

1931 1 1 profession. 

JJj^ 2 2 It has been the policy from the be- 
ginning not to contemplate interde- 

This gives a total of 32 students who partmental majors when students can 

have graduated and 15 students now secure the necessary courses in any 

in college who have chosen these one department. This policy has of 

majors during the seven years in which course limited this scheme to pre- 

they have been offered. professional studies in a few special 

Most of the students are enthusias- groups, consequently it is to be ex- 
tic over their work and have, as a rule, pected that the numbers electing 
done exceptionally well. Those who these majors are comparatively small, 
have graduated have usually con- The work is somewhat more difficult 
tinued their education in medical than that of the regular departmental 
schools, or, in the case of the public majors, and the requirements in the 
health majors, gone into hospital, case of basic courses far exceed those 
state, or city laboratories for a time demanded by any one department, 
before continuing their postgraduate The students who elect them know 
studies. Two or three have taken from the beginning what is required 
their Master's degrees in science, and and, because they have a definite 
several have excellent positions in purpose in their college course, are 
laboratories. The consensus of opin- willing to surmount the difficulties and 
ion among these graduates is that the attack the work with enthusiasm, 



Smith in England 

MARGARET FARRAND THORP 1914 



IN addition to the abnormal im- 
ports of Smith faculty and under- 
graduates dumped each summer on 
the English coast, there is a steady 
infiltration of the finished Smith prod- 
uct which is so acceptable appar- 
ently to the British nation that not 
even the National Government has 
n fit to put a tax upon it. Nearly 
40 Smith women are scattered as more 
or less permanent residents about the 
British Isles and they are making, in a 
variety of ways, very definite marks 
upon their communities Some of 
them are here because they find it a 
pleasant country in which to hunt 
foxes or write plays; some, because 
their American husbands have profes- 
sional or business appointments in 
London; some, because they are mar- 
ried to Englishmen and bringing up 
English sons and daughters. 

There is as yet no complete "Who's 
Who" of Smith in England but it may 
be that the best way to compile one is 
i to publish an incomplete list in the 
! hope that after this Quarterly ap- 
pears data will come pouring in to 
make it complete. Perhaps the best 
way to begin is to name those who are 
known to be married to Englishmen. 
There are Amy (Willmer) Rogers '81, 
who forty years ago married Charles 
Rogers, an English publisher, now 
retired; and Josephine (Baldwin) Yox- 
all '16, whose husband, an Oxford 
man, is also a publisher; Agnes 
(Pike) Cowap '19, the wife of Lieu- 
tenant Commander Charles Cowap of 
Chester, first officer of the 5.5. Beren- 
o,aria and a reserve officer with the 
British Navy (.during the War he was 
in command of one of the "Q" mys- 
tery ships) ; Frances (Gait) Grigson '28 
whose husband is an Oxford man 
and a London journalist; Josephine 
(Rummler) Hogg '14. with a London 



University husband who is an analyti- 
cal chemist with the Iron and Steel 
Works: Muriel (Rothschild) Scott's 
'25) husband is an industrial chem- 
ist and his colleges are Oxford and 
Vale; Elusina (Lazenby) Mason's 
('19) husband is a master at Berk- 
hamsted School for Boys; and Helen 
(Caperton) Metcalf '26 married an 
engineer of Glasgow University — 
Scotch or English presumably. Mr. 
Lakin-Smith, husband of Marguerite 
Fabens '03, is an electrical engineer. 
Elizabeth (Fisher) Clay's ('92) and 
Edith (Howe) Sawbridge's ('96) hus- 
bands are no longer living, nor is the 
husband of Isabel (Allen) Malan '18, 
formerly of the Indian Civil Service. 
Alice (Garlichs) Sumsion '25 is the 
wife of the organist of Gloucester 
Cathedral, and Inga (Ravndal) Keble 
'17 of an English Army officer, Thomas 
Keble. There are three 1924 alumnae 
who have English husbands about 
whom we know little but the names; 
Margaret (Hill) Montgomery — we 
hear vaguely that Mr. Montgomery 
is a "company director" — Gertrude 
(Belcher) Prichard, and Evelyn 
(Hardy) Kitchin. 

The group with American husbands 
is even harder to corral owing to the 
sometimes temporary nature of the 
business or professional appointments 
which enroll them under the English 
flag. Three, however, seem well iden- 
tified with English living: Florence 
(Gilman) Flory '23 is the wife of a 
representative of the United Press in 
London; Muriel (Babcock) King '18 
is beginning her third year in England 
where her husband is an engineer for 
the American Tel. and Tel. Co.; and 
Louise (Bailey) Gilchrist's ('20) hus- 
band is Superintendent of Operations 
for the Texas Oil Co. of Great Britain. 
Then, too. there are Bessie Mark '03 



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and Carolyn Shipman Whipple '92 
who have lived for years in England, 
and Annah (Butler) Richardson '11. 

But they do not lose their national- 
it v, these Smith graduates, even 
though some of them actually came to 
the May Day meeting last spring 
exclaiming that it was years since they 
had talked with a Smith, sometimes 
even with an American, woman. 
They have subdued their college din- 
ing-room voices but they keep their 
American accents. They enjoy meet- 
ing each other and discovering how 
their Smith sisters have made the 
curious and pleasant adjustments 
necessary to striking roots in a strange 
country. They are very ready, re- 
membering their own early days, to 
help the newcomer who finds it diffi- 
cult to discover a London school 
which will meet her 100 per cent 
theories of child psychology or a den- 
tist like the one in Plainfield. 

How are the adjustments made? 
There are perhaps three phases to the 
problem. Listen first to the dean 
of the corps, Mrs. C. K. Rogers 
(Amy Willmer) '81. As just grad- 
uated senior president she once pre- 
sided over the first meeting of the 
Smith College Alumnae Association in 
Northampton, Massachusetts; now 
she writes from an address which is a 
brief epitome of the English country- 
side: Oakdale, Crockham Hill, Eden- 
bridge, Kent: 

England has been my home for the last 
forty years, but I still feel myself an Ameri- 
can. So I have not "become English" 
although I confess that I now prefer living 
here rather than across the Atlantic where 
you all move at a higher rate of speed than 
here. Perhaps it is Old Age that makes the 
bid for a time of peace and contemplation. 
To become absorbed into the life of another 
country takes years — say at least ten — and, 
at the end of that, one is still quite conscious 
of being outside the circle of the native 
bonis. But one goes on to find many com- 
pensations for exile from the home of child- 
hood, and many interests that grow in an 
old country with its links to a long past. 

As for my son's impressions of Smith 
College (he and his wife were there last 



June), I had pages of delightful description, 
items of programmes at Commencement, 
and wondering enthusiasm at the "mar- 
vellous hospitality" shown to him and his 
wife. His sensations must have been sur- 
prising for, being the only member of the 
family left at home during our many visits 
to America, he had begun by asking if 
Smith were "a young ladies' seminary." 
The term will sound prehistoric to you, 
though he is by no means that in his ideas. 
He evidently felt that girls developed as- 
tonishingly well — in spite of what appeared 
to be unusual luxury in many ways — be- 
cause he was charmed with the middle-aged 
and elderly women whom he met. 

Another adjustment problem is that 
of the cosmopolitan wife like Mrs. 
Harry R. Flory (Florence Gilman '23), 
daughter of Marjorie (King) Gilman 
'99. She has, as she puts it, a London 
home, in Kensington; an American 
husband, with the United Press; and 
two children, a French boy and an 
English girl. She is also written down 
in the annals of the Alumnae Office as 
president of the London Smith Club, 
though she insists that she cannot be 
president since there has never been 
an election. At least she discharges 
the duties if she does not accept the 
honors of the office. It was she who 
organized the May Day meeting for 
the 1931 anniversary, the first assem- 
bly of Smith in England, falling by 
good luck at a moment which brought 
many women from the counties into 
London, where they were all amazed 
to discover the strength of their num- 
bers, pleased with their mutual ap- 
pearance, and glad to find other 
readers of the Alumnae Quarterly 
with whom they could abuse the ad- 
vocates of the coordination of women's 
interests. So successful was that 
meeting that two are being planned 
for this year. It is Mrs. Flory, too, 
who has gathered the, as yet, far from 
complete list of Smith residents of 
England and, if there be any meat in 
this brief and incomplete history, it is 
of her fattening. 

The third problem of international 
adjustment is that of the woman with 
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157 







C. W. Greaves fr Co. 



The Houses of Parliament 
Painting by Elizabeth Fisher Clay 



own. Since you have already looked 
at the painting on this page you have 
surmised that at least one Smith 
woman has made that adjustment 
well. Mrs. Howard Clay (Elizabeth 
Fisher '92) says that being an Ameri- 
can and a woman has made no differ- 
ence in having her pictures accepted, 
as they have been at the best picture 
shows in England. This year she has 
had a picture of delphiniums with 
yellow flowers in the Roval Acad- 



emy, hung on the line; one in the 
Royal Cambrian Academy at Conway, 
Wales; one at the Exhibition of 
Eminent British Artists at Bradford; 
and one at the New English Art Club, 
London. She has exhibited at all the 
large exhibition galleries in the North. 
She writes: 

Before my marriage in 1909 I studied 
principally with Robert Henri, both in 
Paris and New York. After my marriage 
my husband made a studio for me in a loft 



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THE SMITH ALUMNAE QUARTERLY 



over the coach house and I worked largely 

from children as models and, as my own 
children came along, I painted them with 
enthusiasm. During the War my husband 
became Mayor of Halifax and I took up the 
necessary public work as Mayoress. My 
[•aiming suffered until about five years ago 
when I went to an exhibition of flower paint- 
ings in London; then I felt drawn to paint- 
ing flowers and began in earnest to use them 
as models. Their colour and fresh loveli- 
ness appeal to me especially, and, although 
I have a good deal of outside committee 
work — being on the Halifax Education 
Committee, a Governor of the Crossley and 
Porter Schools, secretary of the League of 
Pity, president of the Child Study Associa- 
tion, and so forth — as well as the care of my 
three children and house, I try to paint two 
whole days each week. Since the death of 
my husband in 1929, I find my interest in 
painting a perfect godsend, as it is some- 
thing which for the time being takes me out 
of myself. There is nothing so good as an 
art for that. 

Even if Smith were in the habit of 
turning out a standardized product 
the air of Great Britain would un- 
doubtedly vary it, but these three his- 
tories suggest at least the outlines of 
Smith lives in England. 

There is, besides these citizens, the 
student group — whose stay is less long 
but whose interest in England is eager: 
Georgia Kelchner '24 is studying under 
Dame Bertha Philpotts at Cambridge 
and hopes to get her Ph.D. in June; 
Elizabeth Rosenberg '28 is studying 
medicine at the Lmiversity of London ; 
Ruth Collier '31 is also at the Uni- 
versity of London ; Eleanor Chilton '22 
is soon to come home after six or eight 
years, with two novels and numerous 
poems to her credit. There are, too, 
the wives of three professors studying 
this year in England: Mary (Hewitt) 
Mitchell '97 (Yale); Helen (Smith) 
Strong '29 (Williams), and Margaret 
(Farrand) Thorp '14 (Princeton). 
Dorothy (Dunning) Chacko '25 and 
her husband are both studying in 
further preparation for their medical 
work in India. 



This winter, as all subscribers to the 
1931 Alumnae Fund know, and yet, 
since it is a pleasant story, are glad to 
hear again, there are two Alumnae 
Fellows in England: Elizabeth Per- 
kins '31, who is working in history at 
the I niversity of London, and Isabella 
Athey '31, who is studying English at 
Cambridge. 

Perhaps, too, the Alumnae Fund 
may hold itself vaguely responsible 
for a Smith luncheon given on Mon- 
tague Street, just around the corner 
from the British Museum, by Profes- 
sor David Rogers of the Department 
of Psychology; a Smith dinner given 
at the University of London Club by- 
Professor Vera Brown of the Depart- 
ment of History, and other similar 
gatherings. The guests included Mr. 
Rogers, who was merely looking into a 
few English books before going on to 
the Continent; Miss Brown, who is 
studying, in England and Spain, the 
British penetration of the Gulf of 
Mexico; Professor Margaret Mac- 
gregor of the Department of English, 
who is completing her biography of 
Amelia Opie and will take her Ph.D. at 
the University of London this spring; 
Professor Myra Sampson of the De- 
partment of Zoology, who is living at 
Crosby Hall and feeding rats at the 
Lister Institute in cooperation with a 
distinguished Russian nutrition expert 
whose name would baffle any proof 
reader; and Professor Wilson Moog of 
the Department of Music, who has 
been investigating the teaching at the 
Royal Academy of Music, conferring 
with Canon Fellows in the Chapel 
Royal at Windsor, and making a tour 
of cathedral organs with especial 
thanks to Alice (Garlichs) Sumsion '25 
for having married the distinguished 
organist of Gloucester. 

There are, you see, any number of 
excuses for going to England ; for rea- 
sons there is no need to seek. 



Qeneva — the Qity of Calvinism and 
Internationalism-* 

Helen Kirkpatrick 1931 
Secretary of the Students' International Union in Qeneva-t 



THE turquoise-blue waters of an 
icy lake, with a background of 
snow-capped mountains, form the 
setting for a play that includes in its 
dramatis personae such varied charac- 
ters as Rousseau, Voltaire, Calvin, 
President Wilson, Briand, and Lit- 
vinoff. Xor would the aristocratic 
and delightfully cold Genevese people 
admit that any of these played an im- 
portant role in the history of their 
town but Calvin, whose gaunt and 
stern figure seems to walk the streets 
of the old town every night. Yet this 
old town, with the houses in which 
Calvin, Mme. de Stael, and Rousseau 
lived at one time, stands side by side 
with the new city, where the modern 
building of the International Labor 
Office, and the new structure of the 
League of Nations is going up. 

The summer with its crowds of 
American students invading the town, 
browsing in the library of the League, 
£oing through the Labor Office, swim- 
ming in the lake, and attending lec- 
tures in the old Conservatoire de 
Musique, makes of Geneva an entirely 
different place. The Americans, to- 
gether with students of other nations, 
take possession of it as they do of 
everything, and lend to it and to its 
institutions a new atmosphere. Fall 
comes — most of the Americans go 
back, and the Assembly of the League 
of Nations meets. They in turn over- 
run the town, and give to it an atmos- 
phere of internationalism and politics. 
They are looked upon with scorn by 
many of the Genevese, with scepticism 
by some of the international commu- 
nity that has settled here, and with 
enthusiasm by the students and sup- 
porters of international affairs. No 



one, however, can deny that it is ex- 
tremely interesting to see men who 
stand high in the political life of their 
nations meeting here in the Swiss 
Batiment Electoral to discuss, as they 
did this year, flood relief in China, the 
Economic Crisis, and the coming Dis- 
armament Conference. 

The excitement of the Assembly 
soon faded in the light of the Council 
meetings and the Manchurian affair. 
Sze and Yoshisawa became the main 
topics of conversation, and the whole 
prestige of the Chinese and Japanese 
nations was transferred to their per- 
sonalities. They assumed, in turn, 
the role of a small boy being interro- 
gated by his elders, as the Council 
attempted to find a solution to the 
affair. On the day that Prentiss 
Gilbert, as representative of the United 
States, took his place at the Council 
table, the room was filled with 
Americans. 

Life was lived more in Manchuria 
than in Geneva at that time, and only 
when the Council adjourned to Paris 
did the University seem to be inhab- 
ited once more, and Calvin emerged 
to walk the streets again, his black 
cloak blowing furiously in the bise (the 
north wind from the glaciers). 

The removal of the Council did not 
mean the departure of interest in the 
affairs of the League and of the world. 
The student world of Geneva is 
made up of too many different nation- 
alities for it to be indifferent to the 
progress of world affairs. Too many 
are dependent on the financial situa- 
tion in Germany to be oblivious to the 
same situation in the Lnited States 
and in Great Britain. When Sweden 
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krone went steadily down, it was a 
matter of grave personal concern to 
the little Swedish colony. 

Although Geneva has only 4000 un- 
employed (3 per cent of her popula- 
tion), unemployment has struck at the 
students and nationals of other coun- 
tries living here, as Switzerland has 
started a movement of "Switzerland 
for the Swiss," similar to movements 
in Germany and Austria. No posi- 
tion that can be filled by a Swiss is 
to be filled by a person of another 
nationality. 

International relations are as im- 
minent questions for the Swiss as the 
fluctuations of the New York stock 
market for the Americans, for on 
them depend markets for their com- 
modities and the sources of their food 
supply. 

The Americans remaining here for 
the winter find themselves plunged 
into a life and an atmosphere entirely 
unreal and new to them. It is as 
though they had lived all their lives 
in a sheltered valley of theories, and 
suddenly found themselves on a 
mountain top with the sharp winds of 
reality coming at them from all direc- 
tions. They are faced with a possible 
revaluation of their ideas, with an 
awakening to the tremendous thing 
that is happening to the world today, 
and a consciousness that they must 
make a place for themselves in the 
new world that is evolving, without 
aid from the old safe world they have 
known. 

They are filled with a realization of 
the power that lies fallow in the United 
States; with the necessity of turning 
that power in the right direction. It 
is a new national sense that is awak- 
ened — a sense that is not divorced from 
a critical appreciation of the faults 
of the nation, but one that admits the 
faults and sees the tremendous power 
at the same time. They hear of the 
enthusiasm with which Americans are 
supporting the movements in favor of 



the Disarmament Conference. They 

wonder if that is just one more blind 
enthusiasm, unaware of the impor- 
tance of the thing it advocates, or 
whether the Americans, in the col- 
leges and outside, are giving an intel- 
ligent support, understanding the 
consequences of failure and how very 
slight the chances for success are. 

Perhaps Geneva is a "peak" with a 
vantage point from which one can see 
what is going on around. It isn't 
the average town; and yet one could 
wish that the enthusiasm and chal- 
lenge, combined with a dreadfully 
pessimistic facing-of-facts, that is felt 
here, could be felt in other places. 



To this article Miss Kirkpatrick ap- 
pends a note on " Smith-in-Geneva." 

The summer and winter have seen 
Smith well represented in Geneva. 
During the summer three undergrad- 
uates attended the Geneva School of 
International Study and returned to 
College to take up their duties: Eileen 
O'Daniel '32 as president of the Stu- 
dent Council, Margaret Scott '32 as 
president of International Relations 
Club, and Felicia Thomas '32 as secre- 
tary of the same organization. Hilda 
Pfeiffer '27 and Adeline Taylor '2* 
were in the League Library and the 
Labor Office, respectively, through the 
summer; Catharine Kerlin '29 is be- 
ginning her second winter teaching 
Latin and Greek to the children of 
League and Labor officials, and Katha- 
rine Bingham '27 is learning French 
and studying stenography in French. 
I am working for a doctorate at 
the Institut L T niversitaire de Hautes 
Etudes Internationales, headed by 
William Rappard of the Mandates 
Section of the League. 

Several Smith people have written 
that they are coming over for the Dis- 
armament Conference; some in official 
positions, some as onlookers, and the 
ranks of "Smith-in-Geneva" will be 
swelled again. 



Wk Trospefts of the ^Disarmament 
Conference^ 

LAURA PUFFER MORGAN 1895 

As Associate Secretary of the National Council for Prevention 

of War, Mrs. Morgan is to attend the Conference 



FOR the first time an American 
woman will have an official part in 
an international conference of the first 
magnitude. It is eminently fitting 
that it should be a peace conference 
which should mark this precedent, and 
that the choice should fall upon Dr. 
Mary K. Woolley, President of Mount 
Holyoke College and of the American 
Association of University Women, who 
has long been interested and active in 
international affairs. Miss Woolley 
will be supported at Geneva by other 
women. Other governments will un- 
doubtedly follow the lead of the United 
States, especially as a number of them 
have already established the habit 
of appointing women to the annual 

-ions of the League of Nations 
Assembly. The British Government 
has appointed an outstanding woman 

substitute delegate — Mrs. Margery 
Corbett Ashby, an active member of 
the British Federation of University 
Women and in that capacity well 
known in this country. She is presi- 
dent of the International Suffrage 
Alliance as well as of several important 
organizations, political and otherwise. 

But for the most part the influence 
of women at Geneva will be expressed 
unofficially. For two years already 
women's organizations have been 
working in many countries to focus 
the attention of the public on the ap- 
proaching Disarmament Conference. 
, Last fall this movement was central- 
ized through the organization in 
( >eneva of a Disarmament Committee 
t the Women's International Organ- 
izations, which, under the chairman- 



ship of Miss Mary Dingman of the 
World's Y. W. C. A., an American 
woman, will serve as the liaison 
between the women in the peace 
movement and the Disarmament Con- 
ference. In particular it will arrange 
for the presentation of the women's 
petitions for disarmament which now- 
run into the millions. The commit- 
tee represents, Miss Dingman says, 
40,000,000 women in 56 countries. It 
has at present in its membership 12 
international organizations, including 
the International Federation of Uni- 
versity Women and, by special ar- 
rangement, the American National 
Committee on the Cause and Cure of 
War. 

It is quite possible that before these 
words are published the Council of the 
League at its January session may 
have opened the way for still further 
cooperation between women and the 
Disarmament Conference in response 
to a resolution adopted by the last 
Assembly. To give effect to this 
resolution the Secretary-General of the 
League has been asked to examine this 
question and to submit a report to the 
Council. 

On the eve of the opening of the 
Conference what can one say of its 
prospects for success? My own judg- 
ment is that the difficulties in its way 
have been emphasized far more than 
the factors working for its success. 
These factors are better appreciated 
in Geneva than they are in the United 
States, and during the last session of 
the Assembly they were made very 
evident. 



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In the first place there is the eco- 
nomic necessity. Every government 
in Europe feels the burden of arma- 
ments and the demand of its people 
for some relief from the ever increas- 
ing taxes. Before the Assembly had 
closed, this demand had been so 
forcibly expressed that it was accepted 
as a foregone conclusion that the Con- 
ference would be held as scheduled and 
that some reduction in armaments 
expenditure must result. While the 
opinion is often voiced that there can 
be no disarmament until some meas- 
ure dealing with the economic situa- 
tion is first taken, the facts are really 
working in the other direction. It is 
the economic necessity itself which 
will force disarmament, and this has 
been seen nowhere more clearly than 
in Geneva. 

1 . . . The present state of in- 
security," said Signor Grandi at the 
Assembly, "more than anything is 
militating against a general economic 
recovery, and is one of the fundamen- 
tal causes, if not the main cause, of the 
present unsettled situation. . . . Let 
us lay down our arms, and we shall see 
the disappearance of those barriers, 
sometimes ridiculously high, w T hich 
separate the economic systems of our 
nations." 

Another factor working towards the 
success of the Conference is the influ- 
ence of the neutrals and other small 
states. The influence of the small 
neutral states has been made very 
evident during the recent conference 
at Basle over the Young Plan. They 
forced a satisfactory report from the 
Committee of Experts after everyone 
else had given up hope of anything 



constructive. The influence of the 
neutrals has always been strongly on 
the side of disarmament. 

In addition to the economic neces- 
sity, there is the political necessity of 
some measure of disarmament which 
will satisfy the German Nationalists. 
Their demand for equality will not be 
completely satisfied but there must be 
at least limitation of armaments and 
the beginnings of reduction. 

This conference is not like other con- 
ferences. It cannot meet and fail and 
then try again. The world has been 
waiting for this conference for more 
than twelve years. If it should fail 
now, there would probably not be 
another opportunity to bring about 
reduction of armaments for a genera- 
tion. The consequences, as Lord 
Cecil has so often said, are too serious 
to contemplate. In fact, this confer- 
ence must succeed. As was stated by 
one of the financial experts at Geneva 
last September, the fear of the failure 
of the Conference hangs like a pall 
over all Europe, so disastrous would 
this failure be. 

The members of the Secretariat in 
Geneva, even those considered pessi- 
mistic, who are closely in touch with 
government opinion in all countries, 
believe that the Conference will bring 
about at least limitation of armaments 
and probably reduction in budgets of 
25 per cent if spread over a period of 
years. This w r ould be a satisfactory 
result for the first conference, provided 
that it leaves behind it a Permanent 
Disarmament Commission which can 
plan for further conferences and thus 
make the process of reduction con- 
tinuous until the objective is reached. 



There Was a Conference in China 

Ada Comstock '97 was, as noted in the fall Quarterly, appointed a 
delegate for the third time to a conference of the Institute of Pacific 
Relations. The circumstances preceding the date set for the 
Conference made its sessions of more than ordinary inter- 
est, and we publish here a digest which Miss Com- 
stock has kindly allowed us to make from a 
much longer article. 



I 'TpHIS is the fourth biennial conference 
A of the Institute of Pacific Relations," 
declared Dr. Hu Shih, its president, at the 
opening session on October 21; and in so 
saying he announced a triumph. The 
clash between China and Japan in Mukden 
on September 18 had had, among greater 
consequences, that of throwing into con- 
fusion the plans for the conference. Many 
of us set forth on our long journeys not 
knowing whether, at the end of the trail, we 
should find any conference to attend. But 
Mr. Jerome D. Greene, chairman of the 
Pacific Council, whose faith never flagged, 
cabled us to come. We obeyed. And the 
conference was. 

In its essentials it was a conference very 
little altered by events in Manchuria. It 
was held, to be sure, on the comparatively 
neutral ground afforded by the Inter- 
national settlement at Shanghai rather 
than on the lovely shores of West Lake at 
Hangchow. Every member country was 
jrepresented by an adequate delegation, the 
pnference began on the day originally set, 
and the program, framed months before to 
include discussion of the very questions 
Which had caused the conflagration in 
Manchuria, moved forward as planned. 
, One hundred thirty-odd delegates were 
oresent representing nine countries and in- 
rluding observers from the International 
Labor Office and the League of Nations. 
They had been chosen by the various na- 
tional councils of the Institute; and apart 
rom that fact represented neither govern- 
ments nor organizations. They were pri- 
vate individuals, free to express their own 
opinions. Yet a number of them had held, 
>r were then holding, positions of public 
rust. Two members of the Japanese 
, r roup, Dr. Nitobe and Mr. Banzai, are 
nembers of the House of Peers. The 
honorable Vincent Massey was formerly 
Canadian Minister to the United States. 
3ame Rachel Crowdy, perhaps the most 
distinguished of the 27 women members, 
ias had a long period of service as chief of 
he Social Questions and Opium Traffic 
section of the Secretariat of the League of 



Nations. The presidency of the conference 
was to have been held by Dr. W. W. Yen, 
but his appointment as Minister to the 
United States made it impossible for him to 
serve, and a philosopher of international 
reputation, Dr. Hu Shih, was our president. 

The conference had its sessions in the 
International Recreation Club. Shanghai, 
that amazing city, or, rather, that mosaic 
of cities, lay about us, to distract, but also 
to stimulate. In the twenty-minute ride 
by ricksha from the Bund to the Club the 
most superficial of observers could not but 
be impressed by two things — the evidences 
that in this great port the nations of the 
world meet for purposes of commerce; and 
the no less striking evidences that some- 
thing in the situation calls for force of arms. 
Old inhabitants agreed that there was, this 
fall, an extraordinary tension, felt by every- 
one. Though the members of the confer- 
ence were in no personal danger, it was in 
an atmosphere charged with electricity that 
they set to work. 

Under all the circumstances, the Chinese 
group would have been readily excusable 
for omitting acts of hospitality. On the 
contrary, they improvised a program which 
for hospitality and generosity could not 
have been excelled in times of peace and 
prosperity. When the Conference was over, 
we were not only supplied with passes on 
the Chinese railways, but those of us who 
were going to Peiping were escorted by Mr. 
Wellington Liu, and, for three days, offered 
every courtesy. The Mayor received us, 
the Palace Museums and the Library were 
opened for our benefit, a trip to the Great 
Wall was arranged, Mei Lan Fang enter- 
tained us at tea at his house, and an op- 
portunity was made for us to see him in a 
play at his own theatre; and on a never-to- 
be-forgotten evening, Marshal Chang Hsueh 
Liang entertained us at dinner in a palace 
inherited from his father, Chang So Lin. 
Yet both in Shanghai and Peiping, the most 
impressive evidence of the unquenchable 
character of Chinese hospitality was the 
entertainment offered us by individuals. 
It is said sometimes that the Chinese have 



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little consciousness of being a nation. If 
that consciousness can be measured at all 
by the desire of individuals to make foreign 
guests feel welcome and at home in China, 
the generalization is ridiculously false. 

Yet delightful and unusual as such con- 
tacts and opportunities are, they are, of 
course, only the by-product of such a con- 
ference. A program of discussion is the 
heart of the matter; and that program was 
by no means light or desultory. Trade 
Relations in the Pacific, Migration and 
Race Problems, Dependencies and Native 
Peoples, Cultural and Social Relations 
were some of the general subjects under 
which specific questions were discussed. 
The chief interest, of course, lay in the tre- 
mendous questions confronting the country 
which was our host; and more than half the 
time was devoted to a study of China's 
situation. It might seem that under such 
circumstances the Chinese group would be 
placed in either a defensive or an aggressive 
attitude — explaining and apologizing, per- 
haps, or seizing the opportunity for some- 
thing in the nature of propaganda. Many 
reasons might be assigned for the absence of 
such a line-up, and not least of these would 
be the dignity and sense of fitness of the 
Chinese themselves. Fundamentally, how- 
ever, the escape in Institute discussions 
from such disruptive tendencies is due to 
two things — the way in which the program 
has been developed and the point of view 
from which it is approached. The agenda 
for any one of these conferences is a growth 
rooted in the interests developed at preced- 
ing conferences, and fed by research which 
in some instances began just after the first 
conference in 1925. Because of the back- 
ground afforded by preceding conferences 
and because of the considerable body of 
facts and figures accumulated by the re- 
search committees, national problems are 
robbed of much of their emotional quality, 
and lifted to a plane on which they can be 
discussed with something like dispassion- 
ateness. Moreover, they are revealed as 
problems of importance not only to the 
nation in question, but to the whole Pacific 
area. 

The methods used at the conference, too, 
favor man-to-man discussion rather than 
debate and oratory. Any topic which is of 
interest to the whole conference is dealt 
with in simultaneous round tables, each of 
which includes about 30 members and has 
representatives from all the countries par- 
ticipating in the conference. Data papers 
have been circulated in advance and a 
tentative outline provided for the discus- 
sion; but the general effect is that of a 



comparatively small group of acquaint- 
ances, meeting to talk about something 
regarding which they are all more or less 
informed and in which they are all inter- 
ested. These round tables are the back- 
bone of the conferences. 

"And what good came of it at last?" 
That is a question asked at the close of each 
of these conferences. Certain kinds of re- 
sults are always conspicuously lacking. 
There is no committee on resolutions, and 
there are no resolutions. No opinions have 
ever been voted on by the conference, and 
no points of view formulated by the whole 
group. It would always be impossible for 
anyone to say that the Institute of Pacific- 
Relations held a certain opinion or took a 
certain attitude. It has no program of 
propaganda, except to encourage interest in 
the problems of the Pacific; and it takes no 
action except to formulate questions for re- 
search. " Nothing decided, nothing done" 
might seem to be a summary of the accom- 
plishment of any one of its conferences. 
Yet the history of past conferences sho\v> 
that unpremeditated results come into be- 
ing. A new idea or piece of information 
lodges in someone's mind, is fertilized, and 
becomes the basis of action. An individual 
finds that a principle of his is only a preju- 
dice; two individuals who have thought 
themselves in complete disagreement dis- 
cover that the differences lie in their label - 
rather than in the substance of their convic- 
tions, and they become collaborators rather 
than antagonists. 

Though consensus of opinion is never 
taken, it is hard to believe that any of the 
visiting members can have failed to obtain, 
through the conference, a new sense of the 
tremendous potentialities of China and the 
no less tremendous task which confront; 
her. Taken in connection with the immen- 
sity of the country and the density of 
population, the illiteracy, poverty, and lack 
of the most ordinary modern means of 
transportation, communication, and sani- 
tary living seem to defy amelioration in any 
near future. So long as they prevail, how 
can China take her place in the modern 
world? Yet here is a people with an 
extraordinary richness of tradition and 
civilization, with gifts of originality and 
genius which the world needs, capable, one 
cannot doubt, of holding once again 
unique place in civilization. It would be a 
dull imagination, indeed, which would not 
be kindled by a vision of the increased rich- 
ness of a world in which a China which had 
gained the benefits of modern culture with- 
out losing her own soul should take her 
place. 



it 



We See by the ^Papers 



if 



FIRST in our observations of the 
daily papers we note an item which 
though not about an alumna or an 
alumna's family still belongs in these 
columns, for the gentleman concerned 
is an honorary member of the Alum- 
nae Association and of the Class of 
1921, namely, William Allan Neilson. 
Mr. Neilson has for some years 
been a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching, and 
has now been elected chairman of the 
Board and member of the Executive 
Committee. 

Several news items come via the 
Washington press: Professor George 
H. Blakeslee, internationally recog- 
nized expert on foreign relations, was 
called to Washington in the late fall to 
advise the State Department in the 
Manchurian crisis. Mr. Blakeslee's 
wife is Edna Day '05. Early in De- 
cember, Mary van Kleeck '04, direc- 
tor of the department of industrial 
studies of the Russell Sage Founda- 
tion, spoke before the special Senate 
Committee appointed to investigate 
plans for a national economic council. 
She is, to quote the Herald Tribune, 
"eminent as an authority on economic 
and industrial matters." Miss van 
Kleeck is vice-president in the United 
States of the International Industrial 
Relations Association and was chair- 
man of the Program Committee of the 
World Social Economic Congress held 
last summer in Amsterdam. Edith 
(Elmer) Wood '90, whose book, 
"Recent Trends in American Hous- 
ing," is reviewed elsewhere in the 
Quarterly, is on President Hoover's 
Housing Commission, working es- 
pecially to correlate various findings 
of the many subcommittees, and 
Helen Atwater '97 was a member of 
the President's Conference on Home 




Building and House Ownership held 
in Washington early in December. 
From Washington also we read that 
Grace McEldowney '18 has been ad- 
mitted to practice law before the 
Supreme Court of the District of Co- 
lumbia and the Court of Appeals. 

For her book, "Birds of New 
Mexico," a cooperative publication of 
the New Mexico Department of Game 
and Fish, the State 
Game Protective 
Association, and the 
Biological Survey, 
Florence (Merriam) 
Bailey '84 has been 
awarded the Brew- 
ster Medal by the 
American Ornithol- 
ogists' Union. The 
medal is awarded Florence Bailey 
biennially to the author of the most 
important work relating to the birds 
of the Western Hemisphere published 
during the preceding six years. In- 
cluded in the award is the income from 
a fund of $7250. Mrs. Bailey is the 
first woman to receive this honor. 
Last year she was made a Fellow of 
the Union, the first woman ever given 
this honor. This fellowship and the 
Brewster Medal are the highest honors 
attainable in American Ornithology. 
She is the wife of Vernon Bailey, se- 
nior biologist of the Biological Survey. 

We note that another "first woman 
to receive" is Henrietta Prentiss '0% 
who was made president of the 
National Association of Teachers of 
Speech at the Convention in Detroit 
during the holidays. Miss Prentiss 
is head of the Department of Speech 
and Dramatics at Hunter College 
in New York. The department com- 
prises some twenty teachers. 

The Academy of Science in Roches- 
ter, N. Y., has purchased as a gift to 



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the University of Rochester a bust of 
Herman Le Roy Fairchild, professor 
emeritus of geology. The bust, cast 
in bronze, was executed by Blanca 
Will ex-'04 • and has been unveiled 




Herman Le Roy Fairchild 

and installed with appropriate cere- 
mony in the Geology Building. Last 
year Miss Will won the Fairchild 
Memorial Award for the "best crea- 
tive achievement of the year" in 
Rochester in art, literature, or science. 
She is director of the Department of 
Art Instruction of the Memorial Art 
Gallery. 

Japan, France, and Denmark con- 
tribute three items: Hendrik de Kauff- 
mann, husband of Charlotte Mac- 
Dougall '22, was a member of the 
Danish Commission to the League of 
Nations last autumn; Colonel Charles 
Lindbergh, husband of Anne Morrow 
'28, has been elected a director of 
the American Council of St. Luke's 
International Medical Center of Tokio 
to fill the vacancy caused by the death 
of former Ambassador Charles Mac- 
Veagh ; and France has decorated Cap- 
tain Kinsley Slauson, husband of 
Janet Mason '06, with the cross of the 
Legion of Honor with the grade of 
chevalier for "services in Franco- 



American cooperations." The roto- 
gravure sections and newsreels have 
pictured the impressive ceremony in 
the Court of Honor of the Invalides. 
General Gouraud, military governor 
of Paris, further honored Captain 
Slauson and Colonel Ellis, the only 
other foreigner decorated, by invit- 
ing them to stand with him and his 
staff in taking the review of troops. 
Mrs. Slauson, by request, explains the 
type of service which merited this 
"highest honor conferred in times of 
peace": 

Captain Slauson has served four years in the 
office of the Graves Registration Service, for 
the major part of the time as adjutant to 
Colonel Richard E. Ellis, chief of the Graves 
Registration Service and also of the Gold 
Star Mothers' Pilgrimage. This is a special 
service under the Quartermaster Corps, or- 
ganized not long after the World War, and 
demanded not only great efficiency but also 
graciousness and tact. Its first duty was to 
assemble the bodies of American soldiers 
whose families had chosen to let them rest 
abroad, and to group them in the five Ameri- 
can cemeteries in France, the one in Belgium, 
and one in England. Then came the beautify- 
ing of the grounds, and the gradual replacing 
of the temporary wooden crosses with the 
lovely crosses of white marble, "row on row. " 
The French have a great reverence for their 
dead, especially for those "dead on the field of 
honor," and are genuinely touched that we 
have confided over 30,000 of our boys to the 
"sacred soil of France." No one expressed 
congratulations more gracefully than my 
cook: "Present my congratulations to Mor 
sieur the Captain. The Legion of Honor is 
the most beautiful souvenir of France he could 
take home." 

We confess to a thrill of pride in a 

recent editorial in the Boston Herald 

wherein an appreciation was given 

of an editor whom we share with 

the Herald! Dorothy (Crydenwise) 

Lindsay '22 six years ago initiated 

its "Women in Sports" column and is 

still conducting it. Says the Herald: 

At first some of the persons in responsible 
positions regarded the innovation with suspi- 
cion, fearing an attempt to sensationalize and 
exploit the girls' games, but Mrs. Lindsay's 
understanding of their aims and the discretion 
she displays in writing her reports have 
allayed their fears. Instead, the accounts 
have had the wholesome effect of stimulating 
interest and enthusiasm among the partici- 
pants themselves. We suggest that our men 
readers turn occasionally to her column . 




THE Native who, happily, has returned 
(page 129) is, of course, Harriet (Bliss) 
Ford '99. From her home in Wilder House 
she overlooks the College and from her third- 
floor office in College Hall she looks over the 
campus. 

Lura Oak ("Let Us Now Conscript the 
Parents," page 135) is associate professor of 
education and principal of the Smith College 
Nursery School. She has her M.A. from the 
University of California, in whose summer 
session she has taught, and she took her Ph.D. 
in 1930 at Yale. She was for three years 
assistant in the department of education at 
the Vale Graduate School. While there she 
made a study of left-handedness, under the 
lirection of Arnold Gesell at the Yale Clinic of 
Child Development, and is soon to have her 
book on the subject ready for publication. 
Mrs. Oak has two young children, a girl and a 
boy. 

The article by Florence Weston Bliss 
18 ("What Price Poverty?" page 133) is the 
i if a series planned for the Quarterly by 
ibeth McFadden on better business train- 
ng for women. A group of Smith alumnae 
lave recently formulated the theory that if 
veall equip ourselves to be (1) expert managers 
)f our own finances, and (2) competent work- 
•rs in the higher grades of business positions, 
ve shall better both our own fortunes and 
-ultimately— that of the Alumnae Fund. 
Miss Bliss worked for a short time with the 
ruaranty Trust Company of New York. In 
,J -M she went over to the brokerage house of 
Sonbright & Company where she has been 
•ver since. The esteem in which she is held 
>y her associates is demonstrated by the fact 
hat she has been president of the Women's 
iond Club of Xew York for the last two years. 
Susan (Homans) Woodruff '90 and Laura 
ranklin '98 are two adventurers into little- 
nown regions. Mrs. Woodruff on page 150 
>rites her impressions of Russia, where she 
oured gayly under the chaperonage of the 
Open Road," and Miss Franklin in "Paints 



and a Tent," page 145, tells of the lonely but 
colorful road she took into the desert. Miss 
Franklin is a nurse by profession but has given 
up active practice and is painting; indeed she 
says she hopes to start a business in the desert. 

Arthur Taber Jones, professor of physics, 
has been at Smith since 1914. I le gave a talk 
at the Alumnae Week-End on some recent 
developments in science which was so interest- 
ing that we asked him to "say it in writing." 
This he has kindly done on page 141. 

Annie (Mather) Motheral '13 (Smith 
Women in Actuarial Work," page 148) is a 
Fellow of the Actuarial Society of America. 
Since 1918 she has been with the Mutual Life 
Insurance Company in Xew York and is now 
general assistant and section head of its Actu- 
ary Department. 

We present two correspondents from Ge- 
neva: Helen Kirkpatrick '31, who is 
working for her doctorate in Geneva and has 
been appointed one of two unofficial student 
observers at the Disarmament Conference, 
and Laura (Puffer) Morgan '95, who will 
attend the Conference officially as associate 
secretary of the National Council for Preven- 
tion of War. She is, besides, chairman on 
Permanent Peace of the National Council of 
Women, and the American member of the 
Disarmament Committee of the Interna- 
tional Federation of University Women. 
Miss Kirkpatrick on page 159 introduces us to 
Geneva on the eve of the Conference, and Mrs. 
Morgan (page 161) reviews certain of the pros- 
pects for its procedure. 

Smith in Southern California, via the No- 
vember Quarterly, challenged us to pub- 
lish other articles of like nature, and "Smith in 
England," page 155, is in response to the chal- 
lenge. Fortunately, an author was provided 
in Margaret (Farrand) Thorp '14, one of 
our editors who is in England with her hus- 
band, a professor at Princeton now studying in 
England on a fellowship. Mrs. Thorp herself 
is working in the British Museum on her doc- 
tor's dissertation for Yale on Charles Kingsley. 




Compiled by <Anna Carr '33 



Heading drawn by Joy Slilson '32 



THE two weeks' delay in the open- 
ing of college did not crowd our 
program so noticeably that we cannot 
show the usual varied schedule of ac- 
tivities and lectures. Early in No- 
vember the Maharajah of Burdwan 
spoke on the Round Table Conference 
in London, from which he had recently 
come. Mr. Grover Clark, consultant 
on Far Eastern affairs, former editor 
of the Peking Leader, talked on the 
timely subject of "Reconstructing 
China"; and, timely or otherwise, 
Doctor von Schulze-Gaevernitz lec- 
tured on "The World Depression — 
Cause and Cure." Why Club has 
conducted a series of interesting open 
meetings: the first a talk by Robert 
Dunn, executive secretary of the Labor 
Research Association, on "Labor in 
the United States and in Russia"; 
second,, a widely attended discussion 
on the strike and class warfare in 
Kentucky, by Miss Jessie Wakefield, 
relief worker, Jim Grace, Harlan 
miner, and Arnold Johnson, student 
of Union Theological Seminary; an- 
other on "The Negro in the Labor 
Movement" by Robert Miner; and 
lastly, "The Artist in the Communist 
Society; Proletarian Literature" by 
Michael Gold, author and editor of 
the New Masses. 

The activities of International Re- 
lations Club are described elsewhere 
in this department. 



S. C. A. has contributed a most 
interesting series of lectures to the 
College and Miss Richards tells about 
them and other activities in another 
column. A lecture on religion spon- 
sored directly by the College was 
"Religious Realism and the Problem 
of God," by Douglas Clyde Macintosh 
of Yale. 

Science has furnished a number of 
evenings of great interest. For in- 
stance, L. Susan Stebbing, Fellow 
of Girton College, has lectured on 
' ' Physical Scientists and Philosophy 
Frederick Kuhne Morris of M. I. T. on 
"The Antiquity of Life" (illus.); and 
Duncan Maclnnes of the Rockefeller 
Institute for Medical Research on 
"Modern Theories of Solution.'' 
There have been, besides, six eve- 
nings of educational movies of which 
five were scientific- 
Through the Oil Fields of Mexico 
By Rocket to the Moon, and Einstein's 

Theory of Relativity 
The Story of Copper Mining 
The Story of Lead Mining, Milling, and 

Smelting 
The Higher Primates and Anthropoid Apes 
How Eyes Tell Lies, and Storm Over Asia. 

On another evening "Ten Days That 
Shook the World" was shown; and 
"Le Million," a French talking film, 
was given at the Academy for a col- 
lege audience. Four more films of 
the series are to be given. 

In addition there have been lee- 



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tints on: "Athenian Vases and Their 
Painters" by Charles T. Seltman, of 
the University of Cambridge; " Recent 
Discoveries of Greek Sculpture" by 
Walter Agard, of the University of 
Wisconsin; "The Art of Paul Ce- 
zanne" by Stephan Bourgeois, of 
New York; "The National Student 
Federation and European Travel" 
by Edward Murrow, of the X. S. F. A.; 
a reading of Eugene O'Neill's "Mourn- 
ing Becomes Electra" by Jessica Lee; 
'The Liberal Outlook" by John T. 
Flynn, former editor of the New York 
Globe; "Early Growth and Educa- 
tion" by Dr. Arnold Gesell from the 
Clinic of Child Development at Yale. 
Dr. S. Parkes Cadman under the 
auspices of the National Peace Move- 
ment lectured on "International 
Peace." 

On the eve of midyears Dr. J.J. Van 
Der Leeuw of Leyden University gave 
stimulating a lecture on the "Ad- 
venture of a Changing World " that at 
the entreaty of the students he spoke 
again in the evening and again the 
i following afternoon. 

The Vocational Opportunity Classes 
have had interested audiences. The 
'schedule has been: 

"After College. What?"— John Marks 
Brewer, Associate Professor of Education and 
Director. Bureau of Vocational Guidance at 
Harvard. 

This Business of Broadcasting — Frank A. 
Arnold, Director of Development, National 
Broadcasting Co., Inc. 

Teaching in Progressive Schools — Eugene 
R. Smith, Beaver Country Day School, 
Chestnut Hill. 

Opportunities for Women in Wall Street — ■ 
George H. Sibley of J. and W. Seligman & 
Co., New York. 

Book Publishing and Selling — Frederic 
Melcher, editor of the Publisfiers' Weekly. 

Women in Politics — Thelma Parkinson '21. 

Graduate Study — Dean Xicolson. 

On Sunday 

THE Vesper services have proved 
particularly stimulating with 
Reinhold Niebuhr of Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, Henry Sloane Coffin 
Armistice Sunday), and J. Edgar 
Park, President of Wheaton College, 



as speakers, and President Neilson 
as leader of the Thanksgiving and 
Christmas services, which were almost 
entirely musical; in the latter there 
was lovely antiphonal and chorus sing- 
ing by the four choirs— the seniors in 
choir robes on the platform and the 
other classes in white on three sides 
of the balcony. On other Sundays 
at Vesper time there have been de- 
lightful readings by members of the 
faculty, arranged by S. C. A. and 
given in the Browsing Room.* 
Jliusic 

FOUR of the Concert Series haVe 
been given: Fritz Kreisler, violin- 
ist; the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; 
Myra Hess, pianist; and the Aguilar 
Lute Quartet. On Jan. 18, Paderew- 
ski played to a thrilled audience in 
John M. Greene Hall. Besides stu- 
dent recitals, there have been two 
Chamber Music programs, one by the 
English Singers, and the second by the 
Brosa String Quartet; a recital by 
Leland Hall of the department of 
music; a concert of music of the 17th 
and 18th centuries by chamber or- 
chestra, chorus, and soloists, under 
the direction of Mr. Finney of the 
department of music; and a program 
of Christmas carols by the College 
Glee Club under the leadership of 
Katherine Merrill '32. 
tArLt 

THE Smith College Museum of 
Art has acquired a Claude Lor- 
rain and a Cezanne which are il- 
lustrated on page 180. Both modern 
and early art have figured in fall and 
early winter exhibitions. Etchings 
and dry points of four centuries, 
arranged by Knoedler's, representing 
artists from Diirer and Rembrandt 
through Whistler to modern artists 
such as Beaufrere and Muirhead Bone 
were shown in the fall. Then there 
was the Annual Exhibition of Inter- 
national Water Colors, assembled by 
the College Art Association from pri- 

* See page 182 for details. 



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vate owners, dealers, and artists both 
in this country and abroad. Orig- 
inal paintings, drawings, and wood- 
cuts, created by Viennese children 
under Professor Cizek were shown; 
as were a group of prints by Reginald 
Marsh, winner of the Kohnstamm 
Prize in the 44th American Annual 
Exhibition at the Chicago Art In- 
stitute; and a showing of contem- 
porary sculpture. Since Christmas 
there has been an exhibition of Mexi- 
can arts, including oil paintings, water 
colors, prints, and photographs by 
such outstanding Mexicans as Diego 
Rivera, Sanchez, and Orozco. Photo- 
graphs by George Weston showed 
Mexican persons and scenes. Ten 
modern French drawings from the 
private collection of Professor Paul J. 
Sachs of Harvard University were 
hung in the main entrance hall of 
the Tryon Gallery. Lastly, colorful 
prints, hand* blocked by children in 
the public schools of Paterson, X. J., 
were displayed. 

Other ~Kieus 

FOR the third autumn in succession, 
Tony Sarg's Marionettes came to 
college, repeating this year the clever 
adaptations of "Alice" so successfully 
given last year; and adding the new 
production of a version of Thackeray's 
"The Rose and the Ring." Ted 
Shawn and his dancers gave a group 
of original dances in John M. Greene 
Hall. The Ben Greet Company 
visited Smith once more, this time 
giving "Julius Caesar," "A Comedy of 
Errors," and "Twelfth Night." 

There was the usual beautiful ex- 
hibition of chrysanthemums in the 
fall in the Plant House. 

The College has purchased 2 acres 
from the Edwards estate on Prospect 
St. and will use the land in connection 
with the Day School, which is adjoin- 
ing. 

Washington's Birthday. — The 
speaker will be Professor Dixon Ryan 
Fox of Columbia University. 




IN "We See by the Papers" is noted 
the appointment of President Neil- 
son to the chairmanship of the Car- 
negie Foundation for the Advance- 
ment of Teaching. The President 
has, in these past two months, pre- 
sided over 4 meetings of the Foreign 
Policy Association in Springfield and 
New York, and over a luncheon given 
to Edwin Smith, Commissioner of 
Labor, by the Consumers' League; 
attended 2 meetings of the Carnegie 
Foundation, 1 of which was of the 
Executive Committee, and attended 
a conference called by the Institute 
of International Education on the 
Junior Year Abroad, and a meeting 
of the Research Council, American 
Otological Society; and made 11 ad- 
dresses to a wide variety of audiences. 
These addresses have included lec- 
tures to the Rotary and Kiwanis 
clubs of Holyoke, Springfield, and 
Northampton on "The European 
Situation"; an address to the Com- 
munity Club of Garden City, Hemp- 
stead, L. I., on "What to Expect of a 
College Education"; an address to 
the P. T. A. meeting at Rye, N. Y.: 
addresses to 6 Smith clubs: Cleve- 
land (with the New England Society 
on "Preparing for the New Era": 
Pittsfield and Hartford on the scholar- 
ship fund; Springfield, Holyoke, and 
Boston. He was the chief speaker 
at the Memorial Service for Caroline 
(Mitchell) Bacon '97 at the New 
School for Social Research ; read in the 
Browsing Room one Sunday after- 
noon; and spoke to the students of 
Wilder House on Robert Burns. 

Dean Marjorie Nicolson made an 
extended western trip during Novem- 
ber, in the course of which she visited 
Smith clubs or groups in 14 cities, 
from Milwaukee to San Diego. The 
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,as "Trends in the modern college 
nth special reference to the part 
mith is playing in some of the new 
ducational movements." In addi- 
ion to her Smith audiences, the Dean 
poke at meetings of the A. A. U. W. 
nd P. T. A. in many of the cities she 
isited, and to both private and public 
shools. 

Publications of the Faculty 
re listed on page 194. 

Over 30 members of the Faculty 
ave attended, or are to attend, 
leetings of learned societies in this 
cademic year. 

The names of 3 members of our 
acuity appear in the latest edition 
f the National Research Council 
'ommittee on Child Development, 
'hey are Margaret Curti (psychol- 
gy), Lura Oak and Seth Wakeman 
education). 

Art. — Professor de Gogorza is il- 
istrating a novel by Francis Phelps 
ntitled "Nikita." It is a story of 
Uissia and will be published in the 
Dring. The bookplate drawn by 
Ir. de Gogorza for Wilder House is 
rinted on page 132. 

Astronomy. — Professor Harriet 
-igelow was elected president of the 
merican Association of Variable Star 
'bservers at its October meeting at 
le Harvard College Observatory. 

Professor Marjorie Williams was 
•ssistant at the Maria Mitchell Ob- 
■vatory at Nantucket last summer, 
here she specialized in photographi- 
ng a region of the Milky Way for the 
'.urpose of studying variable stars. 
ur Observatory is cooperating in the 
Ian of the International Astronomi- 
il Union to study variable stars in 
le Milky Way, and Miss Williams 
id Miss Guiler are measuring the 
lotographic plates in one region, 
liss Williams is lecturing to the 
:irls' Club of Greenfield. 
| Geology. — An exhibition of dino- 
!:urs modeled by a geology class was 
town at the Plaza Theater in connec- 



tion with the picture on evolution, 
" Mystery of Life." 

Professor Meyerhoff, who is on 
leave of absence, is now in Rio 
Piedras, Porto Rico, lecturing at the 
University of Porto Rico and studying 
the geology of the region, a subject on 
which he has published articles. 

HYGIENE. — Dr. Anna Richardson, 
College Physician, has been chosen 
vice-president of the American Stu- 
dent Health Association. 

Religion. — A new and exceedingly 
interesting course on the Bible is being 
given by 10 members of the Faculty 
drawn from 5 departments. The 
modern student wants to know two 
things about the Bible: "What does 
it contain and how did it come down 
to us?" The course deals with these 
questions. It will be further de- 
scribed in a later issue. 

See a note on Professor Bixler on 
page 194 (Publications). 

Professor Harlow on Dec. 3 opened 
the Student Disarmament Confer- 
ence in Boston. He has spoken at 
the Dobbs Ferry school on "The 
Two Americas"; at the Waterbury 
Forum on "Scientific Approach to 
Psychic Phenomena," and at the cele- 
bration at Grafton of the 200th an- 
niversary of one of the first Indian 
churches in America. He was a 
speaker at the Buffalo Student Con- 
ference. 

Professor Margaret Crook led a 
Round Table Conference at North- 
field in December. She represents 
Smith on the Corporation of the 
American Schools of Oriental Re- 
search which meets in conjunction 
with the Society of Biblical Literature. 

Alumnae who were students from 
1888 to 1904 and knew Professor 
Elizabeth Czarnomska either as a 
stimulating teacher of English litera- 
ture or as the resident faculty at 
Dickinson, will be glad to hear that 
the Alumnae Office has had news of 
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Members of the Dance Group Interpret "Moods" 



Stahlbcrg 



Left: Ann Parker '32, Irma Smithton '32, Mary-Alice Reynolds '33, Florence Areson '33, Margaret 
Martin '34 (daughter of Margaret Buchwalter '03) 





D. C. at Cecil Apts. 403, 1026 15th 
St. X. W. and will be delighted to 
see "Smith girls and talk over old 
times." 

A real teacher can't stop teaching, 
and we note with joy that Miss Ca- 
verno is teaching Greek Testament 
to a dozen luckv citizens. 



Undergraduate 7\[ews 



MUCH of the undergraduate ac- 
tivity of the fall is recorded 
under separate captions so we do not 
repeat but urge the reading of the 
various articles in this department. 

Dramatics. — Theater Workshop 
opened its 1931-32 season with an 
amazing propaganda play, "Can You 
Hear Their Voices?" with a cast of 
Smith faculty, students, and Am- 
herst students; D. A. staged a comedy, 
"The Treasure," and Alpha and Phi 
Kappa presented "The Knight of the 
Burning Pestle." 

The Dance Group, under the direc- 



tion of Miss Greenberg gave a delight- 
ful recital the week before midyears. 
The work of the group is entirely 
creative and each girl had composed 
her own dance. An advance class 
in Rhythms assisted. 

Class Elections 

1933, treasurer, Elisabeth Reed; secretary, 
Priscilla Kennaday; song leader, Mary Eliza- 
beth Powell; historian, Miriam Ramer. 

1934, historian, Eleanor Hayden.* 

1935, president, Elizabeth Pratt; judicial 
board, Virginia Chalmers; vice-president, 
Constance Morrow *; treasurer, Edith Par- 
dee; secretary, Dorothy-Ann Sawyer; song 
leader, Elizabeth Wyman.* 

Athletics. — Illustrated articles on 
athletics at Smith have appeared in 
the New York Herald Tribune (Jan. 
10) and in the Sportswoman for Decem- 
ber. The Annual Tournament of 
the Northeast Field Hockey Associa- 
tion was held on our fields in Novem- 
ber. A number of Smith alumnae 
were on various teams. In the fall 
crew competition, the seniors won first 
place for form (score 86) ; '33 and '34 
tied with 85, and '35 was third with 80. 

* Daughters of Elizabeth Strong '03, Elizabeth Cut- 
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The Freshman Class Officers 



Press Board 



(Left) Treasurer, PIdith Pardee; Vice-president, Constance Morrow; President, Elizabeth Pratt; 
Secretary (and choir leader) Dorothy-Ann Sawyer 



Blazers, awarded by A. A. to those 
who have been on 3 All-Smith teams, 
were received by 4 seniors: Isabelle 
Parker, 2 soccer and 1 swimming; 
Edith Cramer, 3 soccer; Eleanor 
Eaton, 2 hockey and 1 basket ball; 
Harriette Barnard, 3 hockey. The 
All-Smith Hockey and Soccer teams 
are: 

Hockey: Eleanor Eaton, Virginia Rugh, 
Susan Miller, Harriette Barnard '32; Helen 
Xebolsine, Ruth Wood '33; Marjorie Chitten- 
den, Grace Bissell, Sidney Thomas, Anne 
Cooksey, Jane Crawford '34. Soccer: Mary 
Adams, Isabelle Parker, Edith Cramer '32; 
Jane Ferris,* Alice Brown, Janet Cobb,* 
Frances Cobb,* Helen Bragdon * '33; Mar- 
garet Corrigan, Charmian Woodruff, Grace 
Hamilton * '34. 

♦Daughters of Julia Bolster '01, Mildred Ford '01, 
Helen Cobb '07, Alice Warner '03. 

On Saturday evening, January 9, 
there was a demonstration of sports 
and gymnastics in the Alumnae Gym- 
nasium, the purpose being to show- 
members of the College the equipment 
available for individual sports and 
games. The demonstration included 
badminton, squash, and bowling, and 




&£=^- 



one of the instructors of the physical 
education department explained the 
use and care of the equipment. Two 
gymnastic "stunts" were most en- 
tertainingly presented by members of 
the Faculty. 

At the Thanksgiving Day foxless 
Fox Hunt, the winner of the tail was 
Mary Coleman '34. 

The sixth annual Intercollegiate 
Outing Club Conference was held at 
Smith, Jan. 15-17. This, the third 
conference to be held here, opened with 
a banquet at the Hotel Northamp- 
ton, after which Mr. Fred Harris, 
founder of the Dartmouth Outing 
Club, lectured on "The Broad Scope 
of College Outing Clubs." The dele- 
gates, representing 10 colleges, spent 
from Saturday to Sunday noon at the 
college cabins. 

"Hope springs eternal," and though 
as we write there is no snow, Sopho- 
more Carnival is scheduled for the 
third time for Jan. 30, and Hochalm, 
the new ski club, is looking for some 
good hikes yet. 




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So far there have been two "moon- 
light rides," an innovation this year. 
The rides last about two hours and 
have been across the meadows and 
along the oxbow. Cider and dough- 
nuts are served at the stables upon 
the return of the party. 

Other News. — Smith was repre- 
sented by 12 students from all classes, 
headed by Annette Beals '34, at the 
Buffalo Conference of the Student 
Volunteer Movement; Eileen O'Daniel 
'32, president of Student Government, 
and Betsey Cobb, senior president, 
attended the N. S. F. A. Conference in 
Toledo, and Naomi Weinberg '32 took 
part in the student conference of the 
League for Industrial Democracy at 
Union Theological Seminary. The 
conferences were during the holidays 
and were reported at chapel in Janu- 
ary. Margaret Scott '32 went as 
delegate to the Washington Confer- 
ence on the Cause and Cure of War. 

In spite of financial difficulties 
students and faculty have pledged 
over $10,000 to the college Community 
Chest, which apportions gifts to about 
a dozen organizations. 

The College Poetry Society of 
America, of which Smith is a charter 
member, includes two poems by Rose- 
Marie Harris '33 in the first issue of 
"College Verse." 

There are 550 bicycles registered 
with licenses on the Smith campus. 

Erratum. — The Quarterly re- 
grets that the name of Emily Sheffeld 
f 33 was omitted from the list of 
Smith Granddaughters published in 
November. Miss Sheffeld is the 
daughter of Marion Mack Sheffeld '03. 

What T)oes C°Uege xJMean ? 

IN a series of talks various officers 
of the College are trying to aid 
the Class of 1935 to answer this 
and other questions. The first was a 
symposium at which Dean Nicolson 
presided and introduced Dr. Anna 



Richardson, college physician, Miss 
Joy Secor, the registrar, Miss Mabelle 
Blake, personnel director, and Mrs. 
Laura Scales, warden. The Doctor 
gave a survey, brief and sensible — 
what higher praise can there be? — 
of facts which militate for and against 
the health of college students and 
bespoke the intelligent cooperation of 
the freshmen in keeping the college 
well. Miss Secor by her friendly 
attitude very effectively removed the 
stigma which in some institutions is 
associated with the fearsome office of 
the registrar. She insisted that she 
was far more interested in the Dean's 
List than the Registrar's and she in- 
vited the students to come to her freely 
with any academic problems, small or 
large. Mrs. Scales and Miss Blake 
were to give talks later so they simply 
said, "Here are we; use us at any 
time." 

The President on another day took 
Smith College as his text. He re- 
viewed something of its history, and, 
beginning back in the early days, 
literally created the present-day cam- 
pus, telling something of the men and 
women who have had an important 
part in its development. Miss Blake 
in her talk on "How to Study" tried 
to make the freshmen see that study 
pursued with intelligence is something 
very different from simply sitting 
down with a book. It demands real 
technique which if mastered will result 
in joy instead of tedium . Before mid- 
years Miss Blake gave many practical 
suggestions as to how to prepare for 
examinations: suggestions which in- 
cluded many elements other than the 
traditional "crams." 

W 7 e rather envy the freshmen for 
having Mrs. Scales all to themselves, 
for her talks are good for us all to live 
by. She speaks always of the non- 
academic side of college and on this 
occasion she explained what we mean 
here at Smith by a "residence col- 
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tribution will accomplish; how real 
cooperation can develop fine person- 
alities and a helpful atmosphere in a 
house, and why regulations are neces- 
sary in group living. She explained 
why extracurricular activities may 
give valuable training for the fu- 
ture. In short, she stressed "values." 
One freshman phrased it simply: "She 
helped us to see what it's all about 
anyway." 

Chapel l\[ptes 

THE President has often called 
chapel the "heart of the College," 
and as we scan our notes it seems to us 
that not only is it the heart of the Col- 
lege but the stage on which the pag- 
eant of all the ages passes in review. 
Day after day we listen to the scrip- 
tures: "saints, apostles, prophets, 
martyrs" give us their message of 
hope or admonish our forgetful genera- 
tion ; morning after morning we chant 
psalms and sing hymns familiar to 
Smith College since its earliest days; 
and day after day the President, the 
Dean, the Faculty, and ever and again 
the Students talk to chapel-goers 
about the affairs which make our col- 
lege world a unit or which invite us to 
participate in the larger world in 
which we have an ever increasing 
part. More than that: never a week 
passes without three or four pungent 
digests of current news from all round 
this "dark terrestrial ball," given by 
Mr. Neilson with brevity and skill. 
Our own country, India, Manchuria, 
Britain, France, war debts, disarma- 
ment — fine discussions of men and af- 
fairs are free to all of us who answer 
the call of the chapel bell. It was no 
surprise to receive a letter from several 
young alumnae in Geneva who, in 
discussing the Quarterly and the 
College, decided that the thing they 
missed most this year was chapel! 
Let us not be misunderstood as saying 
that the whole college goes to chapel : 
It does not. But we are sure that we 



are right in saying that a larger pro- 
portion of students go to "voluntary 
chapel" here at Smith than go to 
voluntary chapel at any other college 
of our class — this in spite of the fact 
that the vastness of John M. Greene 
Hall makes the audience seem small. 
Our notes go back to Armistice 
Day. Who of the generation of the 
war will ever forget that spontaneous 
rush to John M. Greene Hall in No- 
vember 1918; that outpouring of our 
emotion as we sang "Praise God from 
Whom All Blessings Flow"? This 
year the President said in part: 

In the first years after the war it was the 
custom here at this service on the anni- 
versary of Armistice Day to recall certain 
nobler elements of the conflict by reading 
some poem that had appealed to us during 
the war. Last night I took down a vol- 
ume of poems of the Great War and spent 
an hour turning the pages and recalling the 
verses that ten years ago had been famous. 
I was impressed by the fact that the 
emotional effect of these verses was very 
different from what it had been then. 
Sometimes they were about the splendor, 
sometimes about the horror of war, but 
behind them all was the assumption that 
the men who suffered and died then knew 
what they were suffering and dying for, 
that they believed in the issues of the war, 
that they had given all they had to give 
for a well-defined cause. 

Today one cannot shake off consciousness 
of the effect which scholars and historians 
of the war and the late candor of diplomats 
have had on our view of the questions which 
lay behind these actions, and these verses. 
As we read them today we cannot forget 
that the issues are all blurred, that the 
causes are all qualified; the absolute cer- 
tainties are all gone. 

I went on from poems of the conflict it- 
self to poems dealing with the joy of Armi- 
stice Day. First there was mere pleasure 
in the cessation of slaughter. Then, there 
was joy in the reflection that actual peace 
had come. Behind that again, there was 
the feeling that it was a permanent peace: 
The price of it had been so terrific that it was 
inconceivable that the nations of the world 
would ever get themselves into such a mess 
again. It had been indeed a "war to end 
war." These poems also do not ring true. 
We have lost that assurance. The ma- 
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of peace have been going on for 12 years, 
more or less, and no one professes to be 
satisfied with their operation, and more and 
more people are doubtful of their per- 
manence. 

We have come now, on this 13th anni- 
versary, to look out on a world that has 
gone through changes, indeed, in regard to 
the feelings of one nation to another, but in 
which universal friendliness and brother- 
hood are far from achieved. So far from 
feeling the stability of future peace and 
brotherhood, the action of the world to- 
wards cooperation has been paralyzed by a 
curious mania — the mania for security. 
This is a natural and primitive desire after 
suffering, but it is one that demands in- 
tellectual examination. And when it is 
examined it comes to mean, in almost every 
case, security in the sense of a position 
where one is not capable of being attacked 
successfully — that is, a position where one 
can dominate one's neighbors. And a 
simple process of logic will show that only 
one can be secure in that sense. We all 
want security. Belgium wants security as 
much as France and deserves security as 
much as France; but it is obvious that she 
can never have it in the sense that France 
is secure today. France today occupies the 
position of the greatest power, military, 
financial, and political, on the continent 
of Europe. Yet she demands, before she 
proceeds to the obvious action of reduction 
of armaments, an absolute assurance of a 
quite impossible security. The world is 
deadlocked — deadlocked in the face of a 
solemn meeting prepared for years to plan 
to disarm. 

Meantime the effects of the war continue 
in ways that no one, however wise, foresaw. 
By 1922 the general impression was that 
we were well on the way to emerging from 
the economic consequences of the war. 
Some nations were entering upon a period 
of prosperity. But it was a prosperity that 
was not well based, because the peace upon 
which it was supposedly founded had been 
made without mercy and in many cases 
without justice. Grievances had been left 
festering. New grievances had been cre- 
ated. Whole countries were asked to live 
in quite impossible economic conditions, 
although people theoretically knew that the 
prosperity of all depended on the prosperity 
of every one. 

Now, after 12 years, they have broken, 
and in breaking are pulling down others. 
If more attention is being given lately to 
international problems by all the nations of 
the world, it is because these problems are 
hurting everybody more. Much as we 



may be sorry for people who are suffering 
from economic disaster and financial loss 
today, there is this to be said : The loss of 
prosperity and the acuteness of suffering 
have done a great deal already to quicken 
our sympathies, to open our eyes to the 
realization that the after-war problems are 
not yet solved. 

They are to be solved, if at all, slowly, 
over many years. No conference is going 
to find the answer to them in a few months. 
No moratorium is going to end the distress 
in one year. It will take a long time, and 
it will take two other things: an emotional 
adjustment for the broadening of our sym- 
pathies, and an intellectual examination in 
which we will use our minds on the whole 
situation. And this must be faced not 
merely by a group of statesmen or a coterie 
of experts, but by the people as a whole, in 
order that the masses in each nation shall 
be behind each government when it dares to 
take measures that make for justice instead 
of a narrow and shortsighted self-interest. 

It is your business to inform yourselves 
that you may get understanding of the 
situation of the nations of the world, includ- 
ing your own; to broaden your imaginative 
sympathies, and cultivate the faith that no 
settlement of world affairs can be final or 
satisfactory unless it is based on justice. 

"The power is yours, but not the sight, 
You see not upon what you tread; 
You have the ages for your guide, 
But not the wisdom to be led." 

It is your business as potential leaders of the 
next generation to grow up prepared to be 
merciful and intelligent, that you may 
stand on the right side in the years and 
years of adjustment yet to be made. 

IT HAS been apparent that very 
many students are feeling the 
financial stress very keenly, and to 
them Mrs. Scales gave an understand- 
ing tribute in chapel. She said that 
she as well as the Dean had a "list" 
and she wanted to speak about it. 

The first group on this miscellaneous 
"Warden's List" makes up a big proportion 
of the Dean's List, too. They are self-help 
and cooperative students carrying the same 
academic load as all the rest of you and at 
the same time doing many hours' work a 
week. Then when I see the People's Insti- 
tute list of Smith girls teaching classes and 
conducting clubs there, I notice the undue 
proportion of the names of girls in self-help 
and cooperative houses. Many of these, 
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Those who carry a schedule which serins 
not only full but heavy are the ones who 
are ready to give a helping hand to another 
in the path of learning. Because these 
groups know the value of work and like to 
get out of college everything it has to offer, 
the College has been interested in adding to 
the scholarship fund. This fall we were 
particularly anxious to raise the fund, so as 
to make sure that this group, so valuable to 
our common life, would not only be here but 
would be properly taken care of and guarded 
against overwork. 

To those of you who are distressed by 
new financial worries, I want to say: " Don't 
worry till you know what funds there are in 
college ready to help students working un- 
der a double load." 

DURING November Miss Nicol- 
son was "abolishing time and 
space," as she said, in her tour to the 
Pacific coast. December 7, when she 
returned to chapel, was a red-letter 
morning and her talk to the students 
was received with delighted laughter. 

THE winter term opened with full 
chapel at the odd hour of 10:30 
a.m., January 4. The service was de- 
signed to start College forward into 
■ the New Year in a spirit of hope and of 
i responsibility. The President read 
; the "faith, hope, and love" chapter 
i from Corinthians, and the hymn was: 

Onward then and fear not, children of the day, 
For His word shall never, never pass away. 

The chapel talk was very much to the 
I point and is quoted in part: 

The new year opens on a very uncertain 
L! prospect both for our country and for the 
world at large. None of the problems that 
have been staring us in the face show as 
yet much prospect of being solved. We 
• have trouble enough of our own here, and 
yet in America we are still among the more 
fortunate peoples. 

We are still groping rather blindly for 
effective ways to meet the economic emer- 
gency that is affecting all classes. Our 
Government officially so far has taken the 
position that this is to be met largely by 
private contributions, and during the last 
autumn the people of this country have 
j raised for these purposes something like 100 
million dollars. In our own little city the 
i effort made by many of you in the houses 
before Christmas to give help to distressed 
families was much appreciated. 



The College itself will feel more and more 
the effect of the financial and economic dis- 
turbance, and if you want to know what 
you can do about it to help, I will tell you: 
There are many more students than usual 
who are finding it financially impossible to 
stay in college and who must be helped by 
the College. We had certain resources for 
this purpose, and we have exhausted them 
and have plundered our regular income as 
well. It is, therefore, necessary for every- 
one to do what he or she can to economize 
our funds. The most obvious waste that 
I see in this college is the waste of elec- 
tricity. 

He adjured the students to turn out 
their lights when going to dinner and 
also to prevent waste of food by telling 
heads of houses when there were to be 
absences at meals. 

These may seem to you matters of only a 
few cents, but if you multiply them by days 
and months and 2000 girls you will find 
that the saving will amount to a scholarship 
for 3 or 4 girls. I want to impress upon you 
that trifling economies mount up and that 
if they enabled only one student to continue 
in college they would be worth making. I 
want you to have this on your conscience. 

There is one further thing that you can 
all do. At a time like this, when so many 
people are ill off and doing without what 
are called advantages, it is more a matter of 
decency and honor than ever that you see 
to it that the advantages and opportunities 
you have here are used to the fullest extent. 

ONE morning Miss Nicolson ex- 
plained carefully the plan for 
lengthening the two-hour period for 
writing an examination to two hours 
and a half, and begged the students 
to be critical in their judgment as to 
whether it was helpful and also as 
to whether the longer time between 
vacation and midyears was an ad- 
vantage or no. 

Watch all these new developments and 
notice their working; only you can tell us 
how our theories work out. Your curricu- 
lum committee will be asked your opinion 
and we want it to speak with some author- 
ity from you. 

Make a point of being aware of all that is 
going on around you in college. One great 
difference between college today and a 
generation ago is that today faculties are 



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honestly trying to pay more attention to the 
opinions of the students and to find out 
what they think. We try not to impose so 
much from above but to act in cooperation 
with you. I am always glad to discuss 
these matters of curriculum and courses and 
examinations with any of you; and to ex- 
plain the reasons lying behind the most im- 
portant modifications of the curriculum in 
the last five years. But all this is only of 
value if you become aware of what the ex- 
periments mean to you personally. If you 
submit to them passively, no amount of 
experimenting will do any good. 

THE president of Student Govern- 
ment, Eileen O* Daniel, echoed the 
Dean's text when she reported on the 
Toledo conference of the National 
Student Federation of America. (See 
page 184.) And Elizabeth Sherry, 
when talking about the great Student 
Volunteer Conference in Buffalo, em- 
phasized the necessity for the students 
of today to appreciate their privileges 
and to assume responsibility. Mr. 
Bixler on two occasions recalled the 
story of two ancient prophets who, in 
their own troubled generations, gave 
counsel and inspiration: Ezekiel and 
Isaiah. The President has spoken 
wise words as midyears approach. 
Soon after the appointment of Miss 
Woolley to the Disarmament Confer- 
ence he paid her his sincere tribute, 
introducing his talk by calling her 
"our colleague and friend who has 
administered a college for a long term 
of years with a very high degree of suc- 
cess." He spoke of the significance to 
all women of her appointment and of 
the election of Mrs. Caraway to the 
Senate. And on another day he 
talked on the approaching confer- 
ences : the Cause and Cure of War, War 
Debts, and the Disarmament Confer- 
ence. Concerning the latter he said in 
part : 

It is commonly said that the piling up of 
armaments constitutes the greatest danger 
to peace, and I suppose there is no question 
about the truth of that: fighting is more 
likely when the weapons are close at hand. 
But the danger to which Europe and the 
world in general is exposed today is not that 



of using armaments for actual slaughter, 
but the continuance of another form of con- 
flict which it is hardly a figure of speech tc 
call war; and which has been going on prac 
tically constantly since the Armistice. Nc 
peace was made in the sense of an adjust 
ment of international relationships on £ 
basis of good will and mutual trust. Theo 
retical recognition of the fact that prosper 
ity must be international is widespread, bui 
it is not followed by practical action. Even 
nation conducts its tariff on the principle 
that it wants to do all the selling and non< 
of the buying, while both its economists anc 
its statesmen are perfectly aware of th< 
hopelessness of this as an economic theory 

What lies behind all this contradictioi 
between theory and political action all ove 
the world? If international war is to h 
considered as the spirit of hostility, ill will 
and mutual injury, even if not of killing 
and if it is on that basis that the people a 
Washington are going to conduct their dis 
cussions this week, they will be spendin 
their time to good purpose. But if the; 
fail to recognize this clearly, we shall go o; 
in our selfish, shortsighted policy and wi 
be no better off. That is the cause of war 
and the cure is getting rid of that kind c 
attitude between nations. 

I may have seemed to lack enthusiasm i 
talking here from time to time about th 
prospects of disarmament. That is not be 
cause I should not be glad to see disarms 
ment, but because I think it is hopeless t 
work along that line before two other thin^ 
happen. The first is the substitution c 
another means of settling disputes tha 
fighting — a substitution which our countr 
still refuses to consider: there is alwa\ 
something more important to discuss tha 
the World Court. The second thing is t 
remove the causes of ill will which mak 
people feel that they cannot safely pu 
away their weapons. These causes ar 
partly the reluctance to accept the nation; 
economic theories, which in Europe are dn 
to the kind of fact that follows every wai 
namely, that the settlements are dictate 
by the victors. And their action create 
all over the areas affected — which in th 
case means most of the continent of Euro] 
— sore spots which go on festering till eitht 
the injustice is redressed or permanei 
hopelessness sets in. The victors are awar 
of this inflammation, and they are awai 
that their victory is not secure so long c 
these feelings continue. These feelings wi 
not subside merely because the victors sa) 
" You had better cool down, because we ii 
tend to hold what we have got and we wi 
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remain the fact of abundant injustice, and 
along with this something harder to settle 
than injustice: namely, situations compli- 
cated with so many rights on both sides, so 
many sanctions, historical, political, and 
economic, that no settlement based on fair 
play to all the nations concerned can be 
even theoretically possible. Parts of Eu- 
rope are claimed by many adjoining nations, 
each of which can be justified on the ground 
of history, of race, of immediate economic 
conditions. 

No answer is possible, no justice is pos- 
sible, so long as the nations concerned re- 
gard themselves as independent units with 
the right of hostility toward their neighbors. 
That thing which our country in particular 
acclaims with eagerness and with wide- 
spread approval as "unlimited national 
sovereignty " is the fact which is making the 
solution of the hardest questions in Europe 
impossible. These sore spots cannot be 
dealt with on the principle of unlimited na- 
tional sovereignty. They can only be dealt 
with on the principle of the giving up of 
some right, the surrendering of some na- 
tional feeling, the acceptance of an inter- 
national situation. Till that situation is 
accepted, these spots will remain sore. Not 
^ven the most victorious of victors will 
have security, and it will be impossible to 
put away weapons. 

^Debating: Our Favorite 
Indoor SporL> 

EVER so often, as more or less 
periodic occurrences, rumor hath 
t that extracurricular activities at 
Smith College are sinking rapidly into 
lopeless obscurity. There are no 
onger any manifestations of enthu- 
siasm, wails our critic. Often, the 
;omplaint arises to the effect that no 
)ne ever hears about sports any more, 
ndoor or outdoor. 

The mysterious but typical person 
lad failed to make any thorough 
examination of the field. The great 
ntercollegiate sport of Debating was 
entirely ignored, in spite of the fact 
hat it is the only intercollegiate sport 
n which we indulge, and, what is 
inore, the only one in which we com- 
pete freely with men's colleges. Cer- 
'ainly there is nothing here to warrant 
his wail. On the contrary, Smith 



both appreciates and enjoys this in- 
door pastime. She even boasts about 
it as a combination of excellent train- 
ing for the performer and good fun for 
the audience. 

With this enthusiasm and coopera- 
tion, the Debating Union has had 
two years of unprecedented success. 
Through a new system recently in- 
augurated by the Debating Council, 
everyone with even a vestige of public- 
speaking spirit has been encouraged to 
enter small weekly debates, which be- 
come a form of tryout from which new 
members, destined to be on teams 
against other colleges, are selected and 
"taken in " to the Union. The results 
of the plan are even better than the 
wildest hopes, and the old Council 
discovers that, due to having done the 
job a little too well, their places are 
being taken by a very adequate and 
seemingly experienced group of young 
debaters, who apparently need no 
advice, and even have desirable de- 
bating aplomb, much to the secret 
chagrin of their predecessors. Not- 
withstanding, fresh blood is always 
appreciated, especially when it is 
necessary to contend with Yale and 
Dartmouth on Resolved: "That Smith 
and Yale Should be Coeducational," 
and "That America Needs a Youth 
Movement." It should be explained 
to the laity that intercollegiate de- 
bates are of two kinds: those within 
the Intercollegiate Debating League 
and those without. The former are 
triangular, i.e. Bates sent a team 
to Smith, Smith sent a team to 
Bates, meantime Brown and Bates 
were debating. Smith will later meet 
Princeton and Lafayette in a Disarma- 
ment Debate, and still later Vassar 
and Mount Holyoke. In debates out- 
side the League — Yale, Dartmouth, 
and, later, Harvard and Columbia — 
Smith debates on its home ground and 
also sends a team into the enemy's 
country. Margaret Wemple '32 

Publicity Chairman 



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Landscape With Reposing Huntsmen 

^A Qreat Q au de for Smith Qolleg^ 



Spence 



THE Smith College Museum of 
Art has acquired a masterpiece 
from the hand of the 17th century 
master of classic landscape, Claude 
Lorrain. It is an idyllic pastoral 
composition in the grand style. The 
canvas measures 39" x 52". The 
picture is mentioned by leading au- 
thorities; was engraved by Earlom in 
the 18th century; and is number 40 
of the Liber Veritatis. 

Claude Lorrain is recognized as one 
of the greatest of all landscape paint- 
ers, and historically one of the most 
important. He was the first to make 
landscape independent in its own 
right, and not merely a foil for figure 
subjects. It was he who, according to 
Ruskin, "first set the sun in the heav- 
ens." He mastered light and atmos- 
pheric effect. His findings in this 
field descended to Constable and the 
English, and thence through Michel, 
Gericault, and Delacroix to the Men 



of Barbizon and the Impressionists. 

It is not difficult to see how much 
Corot owed him. Even Cezanne, 
different as his work is, descends in 
direct line from Claude. 

It may puzzle some of the young 
folks, looking at such a picture, to see 
where Claude Lorrain got his reputa- 
tion. To an eye inured to modern 
technique, these smooth surfaces in- 
evitably suggest an oleograph — "a 
chromo" ! Moreover, the student gets 
the impression that he has seen the 
picture before. And he is right. He 
has seen it all a thousand times, for 
everything in it that can be imitated 
has been repeated, finely and freely by 
Turner and Corot, weakly and ad 
nauseam by multitudes of lesser men 
ever since the day that Claude showed 
them all how! Only the noble sim- 
plicity and quiet grandeur of the great 
master has remained inimitable. 

Alfred V. Churchill 



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La Route Tournante 



Spence 



^A Qezanne landscape for Smith College^ 



A 



landscape, believed to have been 
unpublished hitherto, has also just 
been acquired. The picture, painted 
between 1885 and 1890 in the fully 
developed style of the master, was 
presented by Cezanne to his friend 
Renoir. Some time later it became a 
part of the Renou collection. 

"La Route Tournante" is an oil 
painting measuring about 24" x 30". 
The technique appears more fluent and 
easier than in Cezanne's earlier peri- 
ods. Every brush-stroke, sketchy as 
it may be, helps to build up form, and 
at the same time gives a sense of flux, 
of vital and moving forms and planes. 
As in the water-color studies with 
which he was much occupied at this 
time, Cezanne leaves much to the 
imagination. Only the edges and 



turning points, the barest essentials of 
planal structure, are given in his dis- 
tant mountains and nearer road. 

There is the same simplicity and 
ultimate Tightness as in his well- 
known "Country Road" of 1880, but 
the structure is less heavy. Planes 
are still suggested largely by color — 
various greens and earth colors; the 
execution is not carried so far, how- 
ever, as in the earlier w r ork. Portions 
of the canvas remain uncovered. The 
resulting form is even more dynami- 
cally moving, and is organized in such 
a way that all relationships seem to 
be inevitable. The work fills a very 
important place in the series covering 
the development of modern art, which 
forms the most distinguished feature of 
the Smith College Museum. 

E. H. Payne 



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"Barbara is "Borrow/ t/g 

ARBARA comes from 
a small city east of the 
Mississippi. Some of 
you know her. Splen- 
did father, but not a 
money-maker. Noth- 
ing to spare for Barbara's education, 
though she is so promising. But 
Uncle John is well-to-do; moreover 
he has vision. So Barbara enters col- 
lege in the autumn of 1929, fortified 
with a tuition scholarship offered by 
the local Smith club, and an allowance 
from Uncle John, covering transporta- 
tion, clothes, books, and incidentals. 
During October of junior year there is 
a rumor that banks are closing. Then 
definite news that Uncle John's own 
bank has shut its doors, besides a 
trust company of which he is a direc- 
tor. For the time being, no allowance 
for Barbara! 

What to do? The Weekly — and that 
article about Students' Aid! Then 
Barbara talks with Miss Rambo and 
a loan of $150 is promised by the 
Society. 

Relief in Barbara's family. Except 
for the grandmother-given-to-quoting. 
"What, Barbara borrowing? Never 
allowed your father to raise a mortgage 
on the house even. Benjamin Frank- 
lin didn't hold with borrowing either"; 
and, from her favorite, "Hamlet," 
" ' Neither a borrower nor a lender be; 
for loan oft loses both itself and 
friend. . / .' Take her out of college. 
It's time she did something to help her 
brothers," transfixing with a terrifying 
stare three potential presidents of the 
United States. 

"Now, Mother," volunteers Uncle 
John, well versed in unemployment 
problems, "she's better off in college. 
There isn't a job to be had for love nor 
money now; but there will be when 
Barbara is ready for it, two years from 
now. Besides, everyone borrows now- 
adays; it's no disgrace. As I under- 
stand it, this Students' Aid Society 



will lend small amounts totalling $500 
if necessary, to sophomores, juniors, 
and seniors. The girls are given three 
years after graduation in which to pay 
back. Many of them when they are 
on their feet financially become active 
members themselves." 

Good for Uncle John! He might 
have added that owing to the depres- 
sion, Students' Aid had doubled its 
usefulness during the past year by 
lending $12,000 in amounts varying 
from $50 to $400. Now, the nigger 
in this particular woodpile is that 
Students' Aid needs a greater number 
of annual subscribers — more dollars 
to turn over and over so that fine girls 
like Barbara can continue their studies 
without anxiety. One-sixth of the 
Alumnae are already members; we'd 
like the other 10,000 of you! 

After you have sent your usual 
check to the Alumnae Fund (for that 
is the first privilege of course), look 
for that extra dollar that some of you 
must have, even in these enigmatic 
times. Off it goes, quickly, to the 
treasurer of the Students' Aid Society, 
Mrs. Thomas Hammond (Annie Mead 
'04), 222 Elm St., Northampton, 
Mass. 

Alice O'Meara '10 
Vice-president of Students 1 Aid 

ChriSlmas and Other "Doings 
of the S. C ^- C W. 

CHRISTMAS gave the students of 
Smith College an opportunity to 
share with the agencies of Northamp- 
ton in providing for its less fortunate 
families. From the local office of the 
Massachusetts Society for the Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Children via 
the Social Service Committee of the 
S. C. A. C. \V. came names of families 
which were given to the presidents of 
the campus houses. After a visit by 
representatives of the house to estab- 
lish friendly relations and to discuss the 
most immediate needs of the family 
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of something to wear and something 
to play with for each individual in 
the family together with a supply of 
eatables for the whole group for a 
fortnight or more. That was the 
minimum; in some cases an order for 
coal or for the regular delivery of milk 
for the baby went with the basket. 
One house sent three such baskets. 
In every case the preparations were 
made with care and friendly enthusi- 
asm. During the week before vaca- 
tion the carefully packed basket was 
delivered at its destination by a 
student committee from the donating 
house. In all, some 34 families were 
provided for in this way. Two houses 
preferred to make their contribution 
through the People's Institute. One 
gave money for the Institute's Christ- 
mas decorations; the other had a party 
for children from the Institute. 

In addition the Social Service Com- 
mittee arranged to have students give 
toys to 50 children who are under the 
care of the Children's Aid Society. 
Christmas parties were held at the 
Lathrop Home, the Children's Home, 
and the City Infirmary. A big box of 
used clothing suitable for high school 
students was sent to a county visiting 
teacher in Ohio; magazines were col- 
lected and taken to the Lathrop 
Home, the Veterans' Hospital, and the 
Children's Home; and the Springfield 
Goodwill Industries came in for several 
boxes of gloves, rubbers, belts, and 
similar stray articles. For January 
and February the Social Service Com- 
mittee is inaugurating a knitting 
campaign to provide sweaters, mit- 
tens, etc. to be used in Northampton's 
unemployment relief. 

Another Christmas activity was the 
Christmas Sale held by the students in 
the Alumnae Gymnasium the last 
Saturday in November. Seventy- 
three students had booths, selling 
on commission for the most part, 
and taking in a total of $2,011.50. 
Since the Sale is essentially a coopera- 



tive enterprise it seemed wise to make 
some effort to equalize the profits 
this year. A tax of 10% was there- 
fore levied on the profits of those who 
cleared over $10. The sum thus col- 
lected, with a slight addition from the 
Lost and Found proceeds, enabled the 
Christmas Sale Committee to see that 
every student for whom the financial 
return was the paramount aspect of 
the Sale received the equivalent of 30 
cents an hour for the time she spent 
at the Sale. 

A new enterprise of the S. C. A. C. W. 
which has been carried on all fall and 
will be continued during the second 
semester is the Sunday afternoon 
meetings in the Browsing Room. On 
Sundays when there are no Vesper 
services the Worship Committee has 
arranged for an informal gathering 
in the Browsing Room about the fire 
when members of the Faculty have 
read or talked or told stories. Mr. 
Harlow spoke on his winter in Greece, 
Miss Dunn, Miss Chase, Mrs. Conk- 
ling, and President Neilson read, and 
Miss Richards told Christmas stories. 
A report of the Student Volunteer 
Convention in Buffalo, at which 
Smith had a delegation of 12 students, 
was given by members of the Smith 
and of the Wesleyan delegations at a 
similar meeting in January. Thanks- 
giving night Mrs. Scales read from 
Puritan letters and on the night of 
December 13 Miss Hanscom read from 
Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." The 
attendance has fluctuated from 30 to 
200 at a single meeting, but the re- 
sponse has been steady enough to 
indicate that the committee is making 
a valuable contribution to the life of 
the College. 

The second semester will begin with 
the Annual Religious Forum (once the 
Week of Prayer). Dr. Fosdick is to 
be the leader. Four addresses on 
"Through Life to Religion" with one 
or two group discussion meetings and 
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will constitute this year's program. 
The three meetings on "Modern As- 
pects of Permanent Religious Prob- 
lems" held during the first semester 
have made a valuable introduction to 
the Forum. Professor John Bennett of 
Auburn Theological Seminary spoke 
on "Evil, the Challenge to Religion"; 
Professor George Thomas of Dart- 
mouth on "Values and Religious Be- 
liefs"; and Dean Henry P. Van Dusen 
of Union Theological Seminary on "A 
Reasonable Belief in God." 

Katharine Richards, Director 

Keeping Up With the Joneses 
in International ^Affairs 

EVERY now and then we see the 
headlines, "Statesmen Gather to 
Discuss World Affairs at League of Na- 
tions Assembly in Geneva." Now the 
International Relations Club of Smith 
College, in keeping with the best Mid- 
dletown tradition of "keeping up with 
the Joneses," looked enviously at this 
gathering and then began to ponder. 
When the most intelligent group in the 
most intelligent college begins to do 
anything rash like thinking, something 
is bound to happen! And something 
did ! Just this — this year at Smith we 
have a Model League of Nations on 
campus. Each member of the Club 
is on one of the League Commissions 
that meets with spasmodic regularity. 
Also each one is a country and when 
we have our open Model Assembly 
next month on Disarmament, each 
girl will be representing some bearded, 
spatted statesman and singing his na- 
tional anthem (or "her" national 
anthem — we are quite used to hearing 
Briand referred to as "she"). But, 
unfortunately, they do not wear robes 
in the League of Nations so we decided 
to put on a Model Session of the World 
Court. We chose to dramatize the 
Case of the S. S. Lotus, the ninth case 
settled by the World Court. The 
Court was impressively opened by 
(Jueen Wilhelmina (Mrs. Ford, our 



resident trustee), and the speeches 
were taken from the official records. 

Now comes a fact that all intelligent 
alumnae must know — namely, "a 
Club must eat to live." We had the 
jolliest of banquets last fall wit 
President and Mrs. Neilson, Mr 
Ford, and several members of th 
Faculty as guests. Afterwards we all 
learned a surprising amount about the 
League Council and Manchuria from 
the guest of honor, Dr. Grover Clark, 
formerly of the Peking Leader. At 
our first meeting we gave a reception 
for the foreign students ("reception" 
at Smith means cider and doughnuts). 

An old lady once said, "Sometimes 
I set and think, and sometimes I just 
set." Of course we never "just set," 
but at times we have speakers and we 
"set and think." The policy of the 
Club is for its members to do all the 
work and talking. But we have been 
fortunate enough this year to have 
Professor von Schulze-Gaevernitz of 
German political fame and Mr. Doug- 
las Booth of English historical note 
speak at two open meetings. 

We are one of the 37 varieties 
of colleges participating in the New 
England Intercollegiate Model League 
of Nations Assembly. As a matter 
of fact, in the best college slang, 
"all fooling aside," we are doing 
some real work here on international 
affairs. The interest of the College 
has grown tremendously and the Club, 
although necessarily limited in mem- 
bership, gives this interest an expres- 
sion on campus. 

Margaret Scott, President * 

Ufie 2V. S. F. <-A. Convention-* 

THE American undergraduate has 
been, since the war, a much dis- 
cussed subject; thus, as a member of 
the tribe I was curious to see and hear 

* Miss Scott is the daughter of Ruth (Cowing) Scott 
'07. She was at the Geneva School of International 
Study in Geneva last summer, and as we go to press has 
just reported to the College on the Cause and Cure of 
War Conference to which she was a junior delegate from 
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a supposedly representative group oi 
the species assembled for the 7th 
annual convention of the National 
Students Federation of America. The 
N. S. F. A. is, as its name implies, the 
nearest approach to a "student move- 
ment" which America possesses. It 
was founded seven years ago by stu- 
dents to bring students together for 
the solution of their particular prob- 
lems, for the consideration of national 
and international problems, and for 
cooperation with world students for 
peace. 

The 300 delegates who met in 
Toledo during Christmas vacation 
were chiefly presidents of student 
governments of some 170 colleges. 
The variety of institutions and the 
problems represented was an educa- 
tion in American education. There 
were representatives from great state 
coeducational institutions with thou- 
sands, from Catholic colleges run by 
sisters, from a college of mines in 
Colorado, from teachers' colleges, 
denominational colleges, agricultural 
colleges, men's colleges, municipal 
colleges, and women's colleges ranging 
from small southern institutions like 
Hollins of 350 to Hunter, a huge city 
college of 4500. 

In spite of the variety, a common 
basis was found in the discussion of 
international affairs, in which a great 
interest was evidenced. In fact, a 
majority of the delegates chose the 
discussion group on international af- 
fairs which three years ago was 
attended by only 5 ! The plenary ses- 
sions which discussed this committee's 
report and the prohibition question 
were generally agreed to be the liveli- 
est of the congress. This interest was 
as if in answer to the criticism made of 
American students by both Americans 
and Europeans of a lack of interest in 
non-campus affairs. This criticism 



was referred to by 1 'resident Mac 
Cracken of Vassar in his address, "Are 
Students People?" This question he 
answered in the negative, as he main- 
tained that neither society nor stu- 
dents themselves yet regard students 
as essential, responsible members of 
the community. He further declared 
that until students take an active 
participation in their college com- 
munity government, they will remain 
students and not people. 

Discussion of campus problems 
continued steadily throughout the 
congress. Of course, the interesting 
thing was to evaluate one's own 
Alma Mater against this kaleidoscopic 
background. I returned with the 
double idea: first, that Smith is a 
haven of academic freedom and a 
whirlpool of intellectual activity; sec- 
ond, that we are rather stagnant in 
regard to student participation in the 
government and policy of the College 
as a w r hole. We are (thank Heaven !) 
free from fraternity politics and over- 
emphasis on athletics, but we do have 
the real problem of making our stu- 
dent government constructive rather 
than a mere police system. For we al- 
ready have great opportunities for 
which other colleges are still struggling 
and we do not take advantage of 
them. 

In short, the congress furnished a 
panorama of American education and 
a sample of the American under- 
graduate. I think, or at least I like 
to think, that the congress showed 
that students can be, and are becom- 
ing, people. But first they must be 
expected to act and be treated as 
people, and secondly, they themselves 
must act as people in regard to both 
campus and non-campus affairs in 
order to warrant their membership in 
a college. Eileen O'Daxikl, 

President of Student Government 




WE THOUGHT that we should 
be sending very vivid pictures of 
white shoots bursting the ground on 
Botany Hill, but even as we write the 
erstwhile greening lawns are gone. 
This is a real New England snow- 
storm. The dogwood beside College 
Hall looks like spun porcelain and 
Paradise from the President's walk is 
a veritable fairyland. We who dis- 
carded our coonskins and even up- 
rooted our bicycles from storage may 
rue the day that a pseudo-spring ever 
blasted our frozen security. But mid- 
years without any skating is like college 
when the Dean is away and every- 
one is truly pleased with the better 
change. However, by the time this 
article goes to press, we shall prob- 
ably be paddling to classes in the slush 
of this very storm. Flowers sprout- 
ing and snow falling! — 'Well! 

It is very difficult to leap backwards 
over the Christmas vacation and 
think about what happened after the 
last Note Room went to press. Oh, 
yes, there was Thanksgiving with the 
foxless fox hunt, Thanksgiving par- 
ties in the houses, Vespers with the 
President conducting, and Mrs. Scales 
reading in the Browsing Room; there 
was the scintillating Yale-Smith de- 
bate on coeducation in which a gentle- 
man from Yale proved conclusively 
that civilization itself started out 
coeducationally, to wit, when Adam 
and Eve set out from Paradise! 
There was the "Christmas spirit," of 
which carol singing, "musical" ves- 
pers, Santa Claus roles played to 
many a Northampton family, Christ- 



mas readings by Miss Richards and 
Miss Hanscom were manifestations. 
There were Christmas parties too — 
although sans gifts this year. Ellen 
Emerson House, for instance, put on a 
medieval feast in which the yule log, 
the "waits," the boar's head, and full 
costume for everybody made the night 
merry. There was, midway between 
Thanksgiving and Christmas, the 
return of the Dean from her western 
trip. She was actually delighted to 
be back. She even went so far as to 
compliment us on being no worse than 
any other institution, and she was 
so thoroughly genial and affable that 
we were positively conceited about 
ourselves. But that conceit was not 
very long in being quite effectively 
annihilated; for when life is so very 
complicated, there are many things 
that might be wrong and usually are. 
If not our lack of principles, our lack 
of stockings, and just now it is our 
vocabulary. The Dean suggests, hu- 
morously but firmly, that for the college 
student, 400 words is an optimistic 
estimate! 

We have been receiving intermittent 
messages from our sisters abroad. 
The stay-at-home juniors always have 
been jealous — particularly of revolu- 
tions — but perhaps the climax of our 
more sour feelings comes with this 
pre-state before the bugbear of a Junior 
Ode for Rally Day. We consider 
their emancipation from this responsi- 
bility perfectly atrocious. 

We grant that as always there 
have been compensations. Paderew- 
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themselves quite sufficient consola- 
tion. The Westminster Choir, the 
English Singers, and A I r. Gabrilowitsch 
all have contributed to make the sea- 
son brilliant. And the more philo- 
sophical found food for the year's 
meditation in such thrilling speakers as 
Dr. Coffin and Dr. Susan Stebbing. 
Even our own "local" talent has very 
generously added to this winter's 
riches as the Sunday afternoons in 
the Browsing Room testify. On one 
occasion one of our illustrious con- 
sented to read one of her own stories. 
We who gained admittance at all were 
fortunate to be sitting even on the 




MISS CHASE READS A 

RETURN TO CONSTANCY 



radiators. Some parts of most of us 
were bulging out of the windows. 

Venturing a little sacrilege we 
might comment here how "the old 
order changeth." The Note Room 
sends its consolations to the alumnae 
on the passing of Boyden's. Appre- 
ciating, of course, that our sentiment 
is not so involved as yours, neverthe- 
less we feel that you will surely find 
solace in the new Plym Drug Shop 
and the "Russian Rooster" tea room 
which were competing with Boyden's 
so lustily. And, by the way, a 
month or so ago what was our delight 
to see a branch Post Office and a 
branch Hampshire Bookshop moved 
overnight into the Plym Shops. 

We have tried once or twice this 
fall to stretch beyond the sphere of 
our immediate concerns. One for- 
ward step was a mass meeting in 
November on disarmament. It was 
poorly attended to be sure, but per- 
haps we may be cheered to know that 




Mr. Harlow's course, "Christianity 
and the Present Social Order," is 
staging an exciting pageant wherein 
each student takes the role of one 
nation — note the national flags. A 
disarmament treaty, drawn up by the 
class after six weeks' work, is to be 
read, President Neilson will comment 
on it, and so forth and so forth. 
Perhaps there is hope for our inter- 
national consciousness after all. Wit- 
ness the swarms and swarms of young 
enthusiasts who pass the minutes 
from eight until eight-thirty every 
morning buried in the daily Times. 
Perhaps it is that we are undemon- 
strative rather than unconscious. As 
a matter of fact, we have really be- 
come so very intellectual and inter- 
national that a motion picture in 
French was put on at the Academy 
for us! It is rather a new experiment 
for the department, which, without 
doubt, feels highly gratified that some 
of us manifested mirth in the parts 
which were intended to be funny. 

Excepting the Ben Greet Players, 
whom we enjoyed to the utmost, we 
have had only one really excellent 
presentation this season. Alpha and 
Phi Kappa gathered together all the 
talent, latent and otherwise, and gave 
a hilarious presentation of "The 
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certainly commend Laurence Staple- 
ton '32 for her production. Even our 
most sophisticated forgot themselves 
and had a thoroughly good time. 

There should be one more very big 
event before the midyear "variation " : 
Sophomore Carnival. The juniors 
who, as they themselves admit, gave a 
most enjoyable carnival last year, 
seem to object to Weekly's announce- 
ment of this coming event as "the 
first in two years," and the rest of us 
are purely entertained by it in view of 
the rather liquid state of Paradise at 
present. The more facetious suggest 
a swimming meet or, perhaps, Float 
\ight, but the naive determination of 
the sophomores persists, and who 



shall say what a New England weather 
man can or cannot accomplish. 

Just now the gross horror of mid- 
years looms big. The Special Honors 
people grow decidedly unpopular, the 
freshmen hourly more confused, and 
the seniors more uncertain. There 
are a few of those wise ones who "walk 
the studious cloister's pale" but the 
rest of us seem to be sleeping by our 
closed books with a perverted con- 
fidence in some such slogan as the 
immortal words of Louise Guiney, 
"For the true scholar's sign manual is 
not the midnight lamp on a folio. 
He knows; he is baked through; all 
superfluous effort and energy are 
over in him." C. Lewerth '33. 




Joy Slilson '32 











^« ^^..^r^^^s^^^B^Bll^BI 


1 


U LET US TALK OF MANY THINGS 1 





?/0u> ^About a l^ew 
Dress? 

ISN'T it time the Quarterly had a new- 
dress? Twenty years in the same cos- 
ume is a long time. True, in celebration of 
he semicentennial of the Alumnae Associa- 
ion we beheld the Quarterly encased in a 
^learning, golden color and duly admired it 
vhile realizing it was just a party dress and 
lot to be used for everyday wear. 

The next issue arrived and, sure enough, we 
,vere once more confronted by the drab, "oat- 
nealish" brown, faintly reminiscent of col- 
ege dormitory wall paper. But there was a 
ompensation for the return — the semicen- 
ennial trimmings had been retained — there 
.vas College Hall on the cover of our July 
Quarterly, and w r e were pleased and cheered 
it this sign of progress. 

Our hopes, however, were soon dashed to 
he ground, for the very next number re- 
verted to the cover of which we have heard 
several graduating seniors say, "Is the 
\tXJMNAE Quarterly that alumnae report 
we sometimes see in the college houses? It 
ooks dull. I'm not going to subscribe to it." 
\\'e who read the Quarterly from cover to 
over know it is far from dull, but if these 
seniors have never been lured to delve into it, 
low can they be expected to know what lies in 
store for them if they were to go beyond the 
over? 

As it lies on our living-room tables, it does 
ook suspiciously like an uninspiring report 
>r bulletin. We realize the value of tradition 
tnd conservatism, but to be conservative is it 
necessary to be drab? 

D. W. 1930 

The editors hail the foregoing article with 
loy: at last somebody is expressing an opinion 
ibout our cover! All together everybody 
-lse — Do you or do you not want a new- 
spring dress? If you do will you have tailored 
ines and conservative colors or the brighter 
shades and furbelows? — The Editors, 



Skim <JMill^ 



IF a teacher of an unpopular subject may 
add her testimony to the recent arraign- 
ment of progressive schools, it will be to the 
effect that they remove from the teaching of 
mathematics one of its best aids: that of 
novelty. The mind of the high school fresh- 
man is eager for something new. The content 
of the high school course is difficult, and 
planned with little leeway. No matter how 
"comprehensive" and entertaining the ex- 
aminations in history and English tend to 
become, the mathematics papers must still 
contain certain narrow and definite require- 
ments. The teacher is on her mettle to make 
the grade. Now as most schools plan their 
courses, each year brings something fresh into 
the classroom. With the beginning of alge- 
bra, a light seems to dawn. Many of the 
problems that were extremely difficult in 
arithmetic are seen to be easy of solution by 
the new method. The first steps are easy. 
The idea of dealing with an unknown quan- 
tity is fascinating. Minus quantities seem 
mysterious and impossible; it is fun to find 
that they are neither. Before the novelty 
has worn off, the class is well on its way to 
mastery of the elements of the new- branch. 

Next year it embarks on geometry. Here 
is a chance for those who have never been 
able to do well in arithmetic or algebra to 
succeed in mathematics at last. Here is also 
a chance for those who can draw, and who 
love to do things with their hands. And so 
on, into graphs, trigonometry, and whatever 
else the entrance work requires. Each new- 
branch of the subject starts off with new 
momentum. 

Now the progressive school alters all this. 
A little algebra is taught with seventh-grade 
arithmetic, or a little geometry is offered even 
earlier. Some astronomy is described (as 
indeed it should be) to children of eight or 
nine, with explanations of Kepler's laws, and 
of elementary ideas of conic sections. The 



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cream is skimmed off of all possible novelty. 
The most interesting part of each year's 
work is given in advance, in words of one 
syllable, the teacher doing all the real work — 
but sufficiently given to remove all the much 
needed momentum from the high school 
classroom. Not one jot of added power or 
clarity of mind or habit of accuracy is added 
to the young mind, but the picturesque facts 
are practically stolen in advance from their 
proper place. 

This is true not only of mathematics. I 
have heard the same complaint from teachers 
of science, and history, and English. The 
best of the work is handed out, all explained 
and simplified, while the needed skill is not 
developed. In these days of whole milk for 
infants, it seems tough to feed them diluted 
cream instead, leaving to the teacher the 
hopeless task of administering skim milk 
palatably to a reluctant and blase generation. 

"X.Y.Z." 

l^e 'Progressive Educations 

I READ with much interest Mrs. Day's 
article on "Progressive Methods in the 
Secondary School" in the November Quar- 
terly. The readers of the S. A. Q. are, 
probably, for the most part mothers and 
teachers, both of whom are interested in edu- 
cation; yet how few are the articles in the 
Quarterly on that subject ! It is true we are 
interested in all affairs of our Alma Mater, 
but so many of our graduates are in the field 
of education that they could give us many 
enlightened ideas such as this article of Mrs. 
Day's. 

We as mothers recognize that methods of 
teaching in secondary schools differ from 
those used in primary schools. The private 
schools have greater opportunities for offering 
more diversified systems. The public schools 
are slow to change; their teachers are accus- 
tomed to a certain system of grading and in- 
troduce new methods with difficulty. We as 
college graduates should keep ourselves in- 
formed by visiting schools, and use our in- 
fluence through Parent-Teacher associations 
to have more modern methods introduced. 

We mothers meet these problems of educa- 
tion from kindergarten through high school. 
Must our child take subjects that are inter- 
esting to himself or must he take subjects 
necessary to enter college? The colleges 
and the high schools do not agree on this 
matter; the correlation between them is poor. 



Then, too, we come in contact with the other 
theory of education, i.e. a pupil must conquer 
the subjects that are hard for him if his mind 
is to be properly trained. How are we to deal 
with this question if we try to make learning 
easy from kindergarten up? Can a student 
apply himself with any degree of concentra- 
tion when he gets to high school? The col- 
leges complain that the average high school 
student has not been taught how to apply 
himself to his studies. The colleges make the 
courses in the first year so hard that they can 
weed out all those who do not seem to be able 
to keep up. 

In most high schools the boys and girls are 
busy "up to their ears." There are so many 
organizations, department clubs, and ath- 
letics; the teachers too are just as busy 
Where would they ever find an opening to 
introduce into the school such changes as 
Mrs. Day suggests? Most of the teachers 
would not know how to depart from their 
system even if they did find time. Then, how 
could algebra or geometry be illustrated or 
lightened in any way to make it easier for 
those who are not mathematically inclined? 
Let us have more articles on education. 

Pearl Parsons Stevens '09 

"Don't Forget That "Bids 
<-Are cQow! 

WE WANT an Alumnae Building for the 
use of the alumnae. True it is that the 
Alumnae Office is dreadfully cramped and 
that the Quarterly needs more room. In 
both pleas I am interested, but they leave me 
cold compared to the urgent need of a door- 
mat and a latchstring that every alumna can 
call her own. As Mrs. Teagle said, an Alum 
nae Building at Smith need not have bed- 
rooms — there are inns and hotels a-plenty in 
Northampton. Would that not leave more 
room and time for gracious hospitality on the 
part of those in charge? 

Of course there should be no stray alumnae. 
If alumnae come for the Week-End planned 
for them they are coddled and cared for to their 
hearts' content; some there are lucky enough 
to come to Council, some of them function in 
June, but occasionally there is just a stray 
who, coming from a distance, feels that to be 
within a hundred miles of Hamp is to be on 
the very threshold of College Hall and who 
cannot resist a visit. Suppose you arrive on 
Sunday. You call on the undergraduates 
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away for the week-end. Nothing remains 
but to wander around the darkening campus 
almost bursting with sentiment if you are one 
of that age. 

From a practical point of view I don't see 
how we can afford not to build in the very 
near future. Bids are amazingly low — I 
know because I am building in Connecticut 
this winter — and no one knows how long this 
condition may exist. We cannot start with- 
out gifts for the purpose, but since we are 
giving without stinting surely we should 
choose this sane and natural method of aiding 
unemployment. We want an Alumnae Build- 
ing — by the Alumnae! 

Juliet Staunton Clark '15 

K_Many Thanks for the 
"Books 

ONE of the most pleasant and profitable 
hours that I spent after coming back to 
Northampton this fall was among the books 
and materials sent in to the College Library 
during the summer by alumnae in response 
to Mrs. Willard Thorp's article in the Quar- 
terly. Fortunately our librarian, Miss Mary 
Dunham, not only realizes the value of such 
fugitive materials but has a shrewd and re- 
sourceful way of acquiring them herself, and 
donors may be sure that she will see that their 
gifts are well housed and made available to 
interested students and faculty. 

It would be quite impossible to give a 
complete list of the materials that have been 
received. There are many early textbooks 
on mathematics, astronomy, and other sub- 
jects, and the famous Peter Parley histories 
and geographies are well represented. I hope 
to have a graduate student or a special honors 
student work up this material for a thesis. 
Some unusually interesting books on etiquette 
illustrate social customs and attitudes, and 
are of great value to the social historian. 
American humor is well represented by many 
rare and illuminating books and cartoons. 
Those who have read Constance Rourke's 
charming book, "American Humor," may re- 
member her description of materials of this 
sort in the library of the University of Chicago. 
I made use of some of these this summer in 
connection with the graduate course I offered 
there on problems in American intellectual 
history, and hoped that we might gradually 
build up such a collection at Smith. We now 
have a beginning. Some gift books came in, 
and these are always decorative as well as 



useful! Perhaps the freshest materials which 
I saw, from the point of view of the social 
historian, were files of Hall's Journal of Health 
and many pamphlets and booklets on health 
fads and cures. A very interesting and valu- 
able thesis can be written from these materials, 
and I hope more may be found in old attics 
and secondhand bookshops. An entire 
"Evangelical Family Library" and "Biblio- 
theca Curiosa" are also valuable accessions. 
We are also extremely grateful to Mrs. W. C). 
Wilson (Helen Peters '14) of Dallas, Texas, 
for copies of three manuscripts describing 
overland and sea voyages in the fifties. 

Some of the contributors to this growing 
collection are: Mrs. W. S. Curtis (Janet Wal- 
lace '91), Miss Edith Tilden '01, Mrs. W. H. 
Whitton (Mary Ormsbee '07), Miss Elsie 
At water '89, Mrs. M. S. Mumford (Helen 
Whitman '16), Miss Gwendolen Reed '14, 
Mrs. Winslow^ Upton, and Miss Eleanor 
Upton '09. Merle Curti 

Professor of History 

Thoughts at Thirty 

TOMORROW I shall be thirty years old. 
My daughter wants a cake with candles, 
so we shall have it. She also wants the wish- 
bone of a chicken, so we shall have that too. 
I am wondering what two wishes she will 
make — the first for me, the second for herself. 
What does the future mean at three? 

Even by my twenty-first birthday I had no 
definite life plan. I envied those of my class- 
mates who knew exactly w r hat they wanted, 
and had been preparing themselves to be 
doctors or teachers or artists. But there were 
many like myself. The future was obscured 
by roseate clouds — Commencement, Europe, 
and possible Love. Thirty then appeared 
vaguely as the beginning of middle age. 

Thirty! Now that I have reached it I find 
it decidedly preferable to twenty-one. I feel 
the stability that comes with growing ma- 
turity, the sympathy that comes with in- 
creased experience, the clearer outlook that 
comes with more self-knowledge. I have 
learned pretty well my limitations; I have 
found out what sorts of people and surround- 
ings and occupations I like best. I have 
developed rather definite principles in place 
of the hazy ideals of my youth. And I can 
see what direction I am taking, and can steer 
my own course. 

In a recent study of Successful Families,* 
Chase Going Woodhouse speaks of the fact 
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thai the parents found teaching the use of 
time to be more difficult than teaching the 
use of money. Perhaps a time sense requires 
greater maturity than does a money sense. 
Before we feel the need of time and recognize 
us value, we have little inclination to use it 
carefully. The first definite long-range plan- 
ning I did came as a result of my investing 
in life insurance — that together with the un- 
employment situation. With my child de- 
pendent upon me, I felt a need of job insur- 
ance too — not the unemployment insurance 
debated by legislatures but an assurance, 
built up through intelligent use of my time 
and abilities, that my services would be con- 
i inually in demand. 

It was reported in the New York Times that 
the age at which women applicants are turned 
down by New York City employers is now 
generally 28. According to that, unless I 
should go into business for myself, trying to 
enter a new profession at thirty would be very 
unwise if not ruinous. Fortunately I am well 
satisfied with my choice. Unlike my profes- 
sional classmates of ten years ago, I have only 
just found my line of work. It would be in- 
teresting to know what proportion of women 
college graduates do change their plans or re- 
organize their lives in their late twenties. A 
survey of business and professional women all 
over the country ** shows that salaries cease 
to increase after the age of 50, and begin to 
diminish at 60. This indicates that I should 
expect to reach the height of my career within 
the next twenty years. It behooves me, 
therefore, to decide what that pinnacle is to 
be, and to figure out what I must accomplish 
within the next ten, five, and two years, and 
what action is immediately advisable in order 
to make possible the attainment of my goal. 

Making oneself indispensable probably still 
holds as the best way to keep a job. (It some- 
times, however, interferes with advancement.) 
Acquiring proficiency, "knowing the ropes," 
developing a groundwork of knowledge, be- 
coming an expert in the field — all these are 
frequently suggested. The question now is — 
what, specifically, must I know or be able to 

** Earnings of Women in Business and the Profes- 
sions, Margaret Elliott and Grace E. Manson. Univ. 
l Michigan Bureau of Research, WM). 



do in order to be of increasing value to my 
employer? Perhaps it is more detailed in- 
formation on business usage that is needed, a 
greater attention to promptness and accuracy, 
or some special skill such as typing or ability 
to speak informally and well. Everything, 
from a permanent wave to a Ph.D., must be 
considered in such an analysis. Studying the 
qualifications of leaders in the same kind of 
work is advisable, and a critical self-appraisal 
essential. 

Finally, just how and when can I acquire 
these desirable accomplishments without en- 
dangering my health. Obviously, I must 
adopt a time budget; trusting that I shall have 
ambition enough to keep on with it as guide, 
and good sense enough never to let it dominate 
me or obscure the fact that the best life is one 
that carries joy as it goes along. According 
to my experience, joy does not remain long 
where worry and insecurity are prevalent. 
Security is desirable or not according to 
temperament and previous experience. (At 
thirty I crave it as an essential.) 

A "Career," however, would be dearly 
bought at the sacrifice of tolerance and sy 
pathy. I do not want it if it means that 
shall have no time or inclination for "fooling 
with my child, or for keeping my friends. 
Neither do I want to be the "busy" woman 
who has no time to consider the news of the 
world. Free spots for this, sort of thing must 
be included in the schedule, and elasticity 
must be its keynote. Furthermore, there 
must be opportunities for thinking — the kind 
of thinking that requires will power and con- 
centration, open-mindedness and perspective 
— the kind that is so difficult and so satisfy- 
ing, that brings understanding and insight — 
and change. 

Before very long I shall be fifty. What 
changes will there be in my outlook mean- 
while? My hope is that these twenty years 
will seem as worth while in retrospect as in 
anticipation, and that I shall still be inclined 
to say, "This is the best age to be, I under- 
stand more now." 

Frona Brooks Hughes '22 
Appointment Secretary, North 
Carolina College for Women 



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Why should I read this page? 

So that you can answer intelligently some of these vexing questions when 
they are put to you. 

When salaries are being cut the country over why should we raise Faculty 
salaries at Smith? 

We are not raising them this year. We are merely trying to maintain them 
at the level we reached two years ago. 

But those were "boom" times. Are not salaries that were adequate then 
too high now? 

At that time the salaries paid at Smith were pitifully inadequate. We 
pledged $40,000 to raise them, but that provided only a small increase when 
divided among so many. 

Does not our present salary scale compare favorably with that of other 
colleges? 

With some of the women's colleges — yes — but not with the men's. 
What difference does that make? 

It means that we are in constant danger of losing the outstanding members of 
our Faculty — the ones who set a high standard for teaching throughout the 
entire Faculty; who are capable of inspiring and leading the student body 
and who, with our President, make Smith College a distinguished college. 
Why is it especially important this year to maintain a high level of teaching? 
Because families are now making greater sacrifices than ever to send their 
daughters to College; because the Smith Clubs from California to Maine are 
working tooth and nail to raise money for Scholarships to send other girls to 
College — girls who couldn't have it this year without such help — and be- 
cause we must not let those girls down when they come. We must give them 
the very best education that is possible, and that we can do only by helping 
the College maintain the highest possible standard in the quality of its 
teaching. 

How can I fail to give to such a noble cause? 

You can't and you won't if you are able to give, for nothing is so important 
today as teaching our youth to think with intelligence and clarity. 

Faithfully yours, Alice Wright Teagle '04 

Chairman of the Alumnae Fund Committee 



This Years Projects 

$40,000 for Faculty Salaries I ~ , . M . , M 

5,000 for Scholarships \ To he s P e '" 0Utr 'S h '- 
?0, 000 for the Alumnae Building 




Current ^Publications 

Compiled by 

Frances Reed Robinson 1928 




Faculty Publications 

Arvin, Newton Individualism and Ameri- 
can Writers, in Nation, Oct. 14, 1931. 

Becker, Howard "Systematic Sociology'," 
by Leopold von Wiese, adapted and ampli- 
fied by Howard Becker. X. V.: John 
Wiley & Sons, 1932— Unrest, Culture Con- 
tact, and Release During the Middle Ages 
and the Renaissance, in South-western Social 
Science Quarterly, XII, 2. 

Chase, Mary Ellen [Reviews], in Common- 
weal, Sept. 23, 1931— Fiction for Pleasure, 
in Commonweal, Oct. 28, 1931. 

Conkling, Grace Hazard Dulse-Gatherers: 
Bay of Fundy, in Commonweal, Sept. 23, 
1931. 

Hall, Leland Salah and His American, 
parts I, II, and III, in Asia, July, Aug., and 
Sept. 1931. 

Hankins, Frank H. Franklin Henry Gid- 
dings, 1855-1931: Some Aspects of His 
Sociological Theory, in Amer. Jour, of 
Sociology, Xov. 1931. 

Harlow, S. Ralph Jeremiah Returns to 
Jerusalem, in Christian Century, Aug. 12, 
1931 — Jesus is Coming! A Reply to 
Professor Brunner, in Christian Century, 
Jan. 13, 1932. 

Harrower, Mary R. See Koffka. 

Holden, Alice M. The Spanish Cortes, in 
Commonweal, Oct. 7, 1931. 

Koffka, K. (with Harrower, M. R.) Colour 
and Organization, parts I and II, in 
Psychologische Forschung, Aug. and Dec. 
1931. 

Larkin, Oliver The Thoughtful Laughter 
of Jules Romains (with three drawings of 
Donogoo), in Theatre Arts Monthly, Dec. 
1931. 

Xeilson, W. A. Charles William Eliot, in 
Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. V, 
1931 — Undergraduate Study in Europe, in 
New York Herald Tribune Mag., Aug. 16, 
1931 — Hyde of Bowdoin [rev.], in New 
England Quarterly, Oct. 1931. 

IX XOVEMBER we noted among Faculty 
Publications, Professor Bixler's chapter on 
"A Phenomenological Approach to Religious 
Realism " in the volume, " Religious Realism," 
edited by D. C. Macintosh. Alumnae will be 
interested and proud to read the part of 
William L. Sullivan's review which we quote: 



At least one essay in this symposium de 
serves the epitaph, "Magnificent." It is th< 
exposition of Max Scheler's religious philoso 
phy by Professor Bixler of Smith College 
Anybody who has ever studied Max Scheie 
and his fellow Germans of the school o 
Phenomenology will admit with a wintry smili 
that it is an exceptionally hard job to put th< 
kernel of their remarkable type of though 
into the nutshell of a summary. ... It take 
a master hand to give a condensation of mat 
ter that will not be an impoverishment o 
substance. The master hand we have ii 
Professor Bixler. It would be very hare 
indeed to find a more beautiful example o 
exposition than he gives us here. 

tAlumnae ^Publications 

Appleton, Helen L. '08 (Mrs. Read) Win 
ter Exhibitions, in Vogue, Jan. 15, 1932. 

Atwater, Helen W. '97. Women Len< 
Home Flavor to American Eating Places, ii 
Christian Science Monitor, Xov. 30, 1931. 

Axtell, Ann M. '22 (Mrs. Morris) (wit! 
Earl H. Morris and Jean Chariot) Th 
Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itza 
Yucatan (illus. with photographs, maps 
and drawings after Jean Chariot and Am 
Axtell Morris). Washington: Carnegi 
Inst., 1932. 

jBedinger, Margery ex-' 12 Last Stand o 
the Wild West, in New York Herald Tribuv 
Mag., Xov. 15, 1931. 

Bird, Louise '16 (Mrs. Ralston) Kitchei 
Garden, in Woman's Home Companion 
Sept. 1931 — Lines to a Husband, in Worn 
an's Home Companion, Jan. 1931 — M; 
Valentine, in Woman's Home Companion 
Feb. 1931. 

Bloom, Margaret '14 Black Hawk's Trail 
Philadelphia: Laidlaw's Young Amerio 
Series. X. Y. 1931. George Cable, a Xev 
Englander in the South, in The Bookmar. 
June 1931. 

Carpenter, Frances A. '12 (Mrs. Hunting 
ton) fOur Little Friends of Eskimo Land 
Papik and Xatsek. X. Y.: Amer. Bool 
Co., 1931 — A Christmas Eve in the Basqu 
Country, in John Martin s Book. 

-[Churchill, Gertrude H. '99 (Mrs. Whit 
nev) Minas Basin, in Stratford Mag 
Dec. 1931. 

jCromwell, Otelia '00 (with Lorenzo Do\ 
Turner and Eva B. Dykes) Readings fror 
Xegro Authors, with a bibliography c 
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\egro literature. N. Y.: Harcourt, Brace 
& Co., 1931. 

fCuTTER, Elizabeth R. '96 (Mrs. Morrow) 
Quatrains for My Daughter. N. Y.: 
Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. 

Dm i on, Maude B. '03 (Mrs. Lynch) Story 
Book Sets for Children, The Parents' Mag., 
Nov. 1931 — When Children Ask How and 
Why, in The Parents Mag., Dec. 1931. 

in S( hweinitz, Dorothea '12 How Hosiery 
Workers Get Their Jobs. Philadelphia: 
Univ. of Pa. Press, 1932. 

(Elmer, Edith '90 (Mrs. Wood) Recent 
Trends in American Housing. N. Y.: 
The Macmillan Co., 1931. 

Farrand, Margaret L. '14 (Mrs. Thorp) 
Shakespeare and the Fine Arts. Publica- 
tions of Modern Language Assn., Sept. 
1931 — American Pioneers and Robert 
Herrick, in Landmark, Oct. 1931 — Henry 
X' III, a Literary Sidelight, in Landmark, 
Dec. 1931. 

Fort, Henrietta '20 (Mrs. Holland) fBlack 
Magic, in New Yorker, Oct. 31, 1931 — Style 
Note, in New Yorker, Nov. 7, 1931. 

Frankforter, Alice S. '20 Over the Bor- 
der, in New Yorker, Nov. 21, 1931 — More 
Blessed, rn New Yorker, Dec. 19, 1931. 

Fuller, Eunice '08 (Mrs. Barnard) New 
Styles in Diet as well as Dress, in New York 
Times Mag., Nov. 1, 1931 — also in N. Y. 
Times Mag.: Indian Art Comes into Its 
Own, Nov. 29, 1931 — Revolution Is Stirring 
in Tovland, Dec. 13, 1931 — Jane Addams: 
Bold Crusader for Peace, Dec. 20, 1931 — 
Armed with Faith, She Strikes at Arms, 
Jan. 3, 1932. 

Gelders, Emma J. '16 (Mrs. Sterne) Your 
Child Can Go to a Modern School, in 
Charm, Oct. 1931. 

Hazard, Grace W. '99 (Mrs. Conkling) See 
Conkling, Faculty Publications. 

Holden, Alice M. '05 See Faculty Pub- 
lications. 

Hopkins, Percie T. '17 (Mrs. Turner) (with 
Albert Morton Turner) Specimens of 
Early Prose Fiction. Thomas Nelson & 
Sons, 1930. 

Hugus, Elizabeth W. '16 (Mrs. Smith) 
Latin Quarter (translation of "La Vie de 
Boheme," by Murger). N. Y.: Dodd, 
Mead & Co. 

tHYDE, Marietta A. '05 (Mrs. W r est) (with 
May McKitrick) Workbook to Accom- 
pany English Composition, I and II. 
N. Y.: Amer. Book Co., 1931. 

Leonard, Florence '88 (translator) A Mas- 
ter Lesson upon Chopin's "Aeolian Harp" 
Etude, Opus 25, No. 1, by Isidor Philipp, in 
Etude, May 1931 — Some Fundamentals of 
Natural Octave Playing, parts I and II, in 
Etude, May and June 1931 — High Points in 
Practical Technic, in Etude, July 1931— The 
New York Philharmonic-Symphony Or- 
chestra, parts I and II, in Etude, Sept. and 
Oct. 1931— The Philadelphia Orchestra, 
in Etude, Nov. 1931. 

Lewis, Mary S. ex-'97 (Mrs. Leitch) A 
Ramble Through the Wordsworth Country, 
in Catholic World, Mar. 1931. 



MacDuffie, Beth '20 (Mrs. O'Halloran) 
Elspeth [pseud.] — First Frost, in New 
Yorker, Nov. 7, 1931 — To a Wise and 
Beautiful Baby, in The Parents' Mag., Nov. 
1931 — -fTo a Generous One, in McCall's, 
Sept. 1931 — Confession, in Delineator, Jan. 
1932. 

fMcLouGHLiN, Ellen '15 Traffic Lights, 
Thirty-second Street and Fifth Avenue, in 
New Yorker, July 11, 1931 — Thoughts on 
the United States Census, in New Yorker, 
Oct. 24, 1931. 

jMaher, Amy G. '06 A Comparison of the 
Trends of Wage Rates for Adults and 
Juveniles, in Ohio Social Science Jour., Aug. 
1931. 

fNoRRis, Margaret '10 (with Charles Hen- 
lock) Flowers for First Ladies, in Saturday 
Evening Post, Nov. 28, 1931. 

Phelps, Ruth S. '99 (Mrs. Morand) (with 
Paul Morand) Les Deux Ameriques: 
Postscriptum a Duhamel, by Phelps Morane 
[pseud.], in Cahier, Oct.-Nov. 1931. 

Poole, Harriet S. '93 Algebra Text Book. 
Boston: D. C. Heath, 1931. 

Puffer, Laura D. '95 (Mrs. Morgan) How 
to Disarm, in World Tomorrow, Oct. 1931 — 
Shall We Leave It to the Experts? in Chris- 
tian Advocate, Dec. 3, 1931. 

fRowELL, Teresina '29 Nichiren — Pro- 
phetic Pantheist, in Open Court, Dec. 1931. 

Savage, Clara '13 (Mrs. Littledale) Join a 
Group, in The Parents' Mag., Nov. 1931. 

fScuDDER, Vida D. '84 The Franciscan 
Adventure. N. Y.: E. P. Dutton & Co., 
1931 — Thanksgiving and Hard Times (with 
others), in Christian Century, Nov. 18, 1931. 

jSearch, H. Electa '29 Rochester Girl 
Getting Thrills on Two-Masted Boat in 
North Atlantic, in Rochester Times-Union, 
Nov. 12, 1931. 

Simison, Barbara D. '29 A Source for the 
First Quarto of Henry V, in Modern Lan- 
guage Notes, Dec. 1931. 

Staples, Mary Anne '10 (Mrs. Kirkpatrick) 
Family Budgets; Third Prize, in Forum, 
Nov. 1931. 

Storey, Violet A. '20 End and Beginning, 
in Good Housekeeping, Jan. 1932. 

Storm, Marian I. '13 Prologue to Mexico. 
N. Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. 

Tannahill, Sallie B. ex-'04 Fine Arts. 
N. Y.: Bureau Publications, Teachers Col., 
1931. 

Trent, Lucia '19 (Mrs. Cheyney) Song for 
Tomorrow, in Christian Century, Nov. 11, 
1931 — Hazardous Way, in Bozart and Con- 
temporary Verse, Nov.-Dec. 1931 — Archi- 
tects of Dream, in Christian Century, Jan. 
13, 1932— A Poet You Ought to Know 
[rev.], in Christian Century, Jan. 13, 1932 — 

. Cry for Brotherhood, in Christian Century, 
Oct. 21, 1931 (reprint in Literary Digest, 
Jan. 16, 1932). 

Tubby, Gertrude O. '02 Physics and a New 
Outlook for the Medical Profession, in 
Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Feb. 1931. 

van Kleeck, Mary A. '04 Planning and the 
World Paradox, in Survey, Nov. 1, 1931 — 
Better Distribution Is the Way Out, by 



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Gertrude Gordon (an interview with Mary 
van Kleeck), in Independent Woman, Dec. 
1931. 

Walden, Jane B. '24 (Mrs. Murphy) Igloo. 
X. Y.: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931. 

fW'EAD, Eunice '02 Rare Books and the 
Public Library, in Michigan Library Bulle- 
tin, Oct. 1931. 

fWnnvM, R. Adelaide '95 (editor) The 
Merchant of Venice, by William Shake- 
speare. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 
1929— fEssays of Today. Boston: Hough- 
ton Mifflin Co., 1931. 

fYouNG, Ethel F. '05 Forgetfulness, in 
Circle, Nov.-Dec. 1931— Farewell, in Drift- 
wind, Jan. 1932— My Native Hills, in 
Country Bard, Autumn-Winter 1931-32. 

7\[ptes on ^Publications 

THE Quarterly acknowledges with ap- 
preciation the receipt of the books re- 
viewed in these columns, and also receipt of 
''The Merchant of Venice," edited with in- 
troduction and notes by R. Adelaide Witham 
'95, in 1929. This volume is the first of a new 
series to be called the Avon Shakespeare. 

Recent Trends in American Housing, by 
Edith Elmer Wood '90. New York: The 
Macmillan Company, 1931. 317 pp. 
$3.00. 

DR. WOOD has already placed social 
technologists in her debt by her pre- 
vious writings on the housing question, and it 
is a pleasure to this reviewer to acknowledge 
that the volume now lying before him greatly 
increases his own sense of obligation. 

The data and the concrete proposals she 
places before her readers are truly sensational, 
in the best sense of that sorely tried term. 
For example, she brings into relation with our 
deficiencies in housing our unfavorable posi- 
tion as regards national mortality rate and 
crime record. To think that we stand 
eleventh in the list of countries whose crude 
death-rate figures can be ascertained; that we 
are outranked by obscure Uruguay and repa- 
rations-ridden Germany! And where crime is 
concerned, let us draw the veil. . . . 

Let us hasten to add that Dr. Wood has not 
fallen a victim to the single-factor fallacy; she 
sees as clearly as anyone that social causation 
is not unilateral. But she also sees, and makes 
her reader see, that about one-third of Ameri- 
can homes are bad enough to be demolished, and 
that the share of responsibility for social 
maladjustment which that one-third must 
bear is appalling. It is high time that the 
recent waves of enthusiasm for social work 
controlled exclusively by I. Q. "findings" 



or sweeping psychoanalytic generalizations 
recede, as they have already begun to do, 
before the current of renewed interest in the 
social control of our economic order. 

"Wanted: A Major Statesman to make 
Housing on the Grand Scale the chief plank 
in his platform." Howard Becker 

Associate Professor of Economics and Sociology 

Quatrains for My Daughter, by Elizabeth 
Morrow. Alfred A. Knopf, New York 
1931. $2.50. 

IN READING "Quatrains for My Daugh- 
ter" by Elizabeth (Cutter) Morrow, I was 
constantly grateful for the adroit and graceful 
way in which she shares her thought with her 
readers. Quatrains are a challenge, for the 
point of view must be made at once apparent 
and the effect quickly achieved. These quat- 
rains and concentrated lyrics reveal wide 
sympathies and much wisdom. 

Of the first, the dedication is surely wise 
and suggests a paradox: I mean that it smiles 
a little gravely. "Twilight" offers a charm- 
ing image. "Marigold" is one of the poems 
about Mexico for which I looked eagerly. 
"November" has two lovely lines: 

"In dull November twilights then one sees 
Bare boughs fruit stars and proudly wear the sky." 

And there is the wise smile again in that poem 
called "Old Foolish Words." 

Of the second type of poem, the thoughtful 
lyrics, I like especially "The Smooth White 
Stone," "Islands," and the one about apples, 
"The Proudest Fruit." But I do not forget 
the delicate implication of the glass slippers 
in "Let Only Cinderella Pass," nor the con- 
trasting "Highroad," nor the stubborn 
"Wall." Finally, and for a reason I choose 
to emphasize a poem called "The Maguey.'' 
It reminds one of things Mrs. Morrow must 
have seen. Will she tell us more? Why not a 
whole book of lyrics about Mexico? 

Now, alumnae of Smith College, all to- 
gether please— WE WANT MEXICO! 

Grace Hazard Conkling 

Essays of Today, Informal and Formal. 
Edited by Rose Adelaide Witham '95. 
Boston, etc. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1931. 

\ NOTHER collection is added to the ever 
-"£~jL growing number of anthologies dealing 
with the modern essay; and while this book 
is primarily intended for secondary school 
pupils, the college student will find in it much 
material of interest. A brief historical intro- 
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writing; the contemporary authors are pre- 
sented in six groups, graduated from the light 
familiar type to those critical essays which 
demand closer attention. Biographical notes, 
an outline for class discussions, lists of essays 
recommended for further reading, and sub- 
jects for original essays (arranged by types) 
close the volume. At the end of each essay 
material for discussion is given, and each 
group is summarized. The format is attrac- 
ts i\ Miss Witham realizing that much of our 
pleasure in reading is due to the manner in 
which the matter is presented. It is espe- 
cially desirable that the essay should not ap- 
pear before its readers in textbook dress. 

Recognizing that "there can be no such 
thing as forced self-revelation," Miss Witham 
hopes that the students who read this collec- 
tion will be led to write essays of their own. 
Perhaps the reading of poetry may lead stu- 
dents to become poets (though this stimulation 
is not commonly required), and perhaps the 
study of other forms of artistic expression may 
arouse a creative urge; but it is better for 
students merely to enjoy the feast provided, 
which will not only whet their appetite for 
more of the same fare, but also give them 
standards of appreciation. If one has some- 
thing to express, he is aided by reading effec- 
tive writers; reading alone, however, is not an 



adequate excuse for breaking into print. 
Fortunately, Miss Witham's volume has other 

aims ' Robert Withington 

Professor of English 

Our Little Friends of Eskimo Land, by 
Frances Carpenter, F.R.G.S. American 
Book Company. 1931. 

AGAIN we have the pleasure of noting one 
■t\. of Frances (Carpenter) Huntington's 
fascinating books for children. The present 
volume is one of a series of home-life readers 
for supplementary use in the elementary 
schools; and although not so pretentious in 
format as her "Tales of a Basque Grand- 
mother," it is, none the less, exceedingly 
attractive in its clear, round type — suitable 
for small readers — and with its many pictures 
that really illustrate the story, done in the 
clear, sharp colors of the north by Curtiss 
Sprague. The minute you — and now we are 
speaking to very young America — the minute 
you open the book you see an exciting blue 
and white map with polar bears, and reindeer, 
and seals, and igloos, and when you can bear 
to turn the page you meet Papik and Natsek. 
By the time you turn the last page you feel 
that you have really been living with them and 
their families for a whole year and that you 
and they will always be the best of friends. 




From "Frawg" (Stokes) by Annie Vaughan Weaver '27" 

Mi<> Weaver lives in Alabama, and in "Frawg," " Boochy's Wings," and "Pappy King" (the last to appear next 

fall) has written the stories and drawn the pictures of the small plantation darkies. Her real work, however, is 

sculpture. She is studying in New York; in 1930 exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, and this month has 

three pieces of ceramic work on exhibition at The Ne%v York Society of Ceramic Art. 





W5e ^Alumnae ^Associations 



President, Ruth French '02, 60 Pinckney St., Boston, Mass. 
Vice-President, Fanny (Hastings) Plimpton '03, 6 1 Park Av., N. Y. C. 



Secretary, Frances (Steele) Holden '19, 106 Carman Avenue, Lynbrook, N. Y. 

Treasurer, Virginia (Mellen) Hutchinson '00, 69 Allerton Road, Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Directors: Elizabeth Bryan '09, Anna Cutler '8 5, Margaret (Hitchcock) Green '19, Justina Hill '16, 

Cassandra Kinsman '06, Isabel Norton '03, Theodora (Piatt) Bobrinskoy '18, Hannah (Johnson) 

Stoddard 01, Lucia (Norton) Valentine '2 3, Faith Ward '24, Mary Wells '97. 
Alumnae Trustees: Ada Comstock '97 (term expires 1932), Josephine (Sewall) Emerson '97 (1934), 

Harriet (Bliss) Ford '99 (1936), Miriam Titcomb '01 (1938). 
Alumnae on the Board of Trustees: Elizabeth (Cutter) Morrow '96 (1936), Ruth (Bowles) Baldwin '87 

(1937), Aha (Smith) Corbett '08 (1940). 



TXptes from the Meeting oj the 
Executive Committees 

AT ITS meeting on Jan. 9, the Executive 
- Committee passed a resolution of sym- 
pathy for the Yassar Associate Alumnae in 
the loss of their General Secretary, Harriet 
Sawyer. 

The Committee appointed Margaret (Jones) 
Bontecou '22, Alumnae Parade Chairman, 
and Aida Heine '03 and Helen Peirce '21 as 
members of the Education Committee. 

The ^Alumnae Council 

\ GREEABLE to its promise of a year ago 
<lY that "a week-end date" for the Council 
would be chosen soon, the Executive Com- 
mittee offers February 19-21 as the date of 
the February Council meeting. Those coun- 
cillors who can "stay over" and wish to ex- 
perience again the excitement of " Rally Day" 
will receive tickets for the various functions 
that make up the traditional program, and a 
substantial proportion are taking advantage 
of the opportunity. A brilliant array of speak- 
ers will address the Council at the various 
sessions, including our two college presidents 
(Neilson and Comstock), the Dean, the War- 
den, the Trustee in Residence, Professor Mary 
Ellen Chase of the Department of English 
Language and Literature, Professor Julius 
Seelye Bixler of the Department of Religion 
and Biblical Literature, and Professor William 
Orton of the Department of Economics and 
Sociology. On Sunday afternoon, there will be 
a piano recital by John Duke, Associate Pro- 
fessor of Music. The typical meetings of the 
Student Council and Judicial Board met with 
such an enthusiastic reception last year, that a 
similar meeting will constitute the "Confer- 
ence with the Student Council." The formal 
dinner at the Hotel Northampton, headquar- 
ters for the Council, will be held on Friday 
evening, and on Saturday evening in the 
Scott Gymnasium the councillors will witness 



an up-to-the-minute demonstration of Danish 
gymnastics and folk dancing, swimming, and 
basket ball. These events will be terminated 
by a reception by President and Mrs. Neilson 
and the Faculty. 

Commencement; 

SATURDAY, June 18, is Ivy Day, and 
Monday, June 20, Commencement Day. 
See page 250 for further information. 

cQocal Club* 

TO ONE reading the reports of club activ- 
ities, especially during the fall and winter 
months, it would appear that Smith College 
still holds an important place in the life of her 
alumnae. During the last three months most 
of the 68 clubs have held at least one meeting, 
sponsored at least one "benefit," enjoyed at 
least one lecture or concert, in the name of 
Smith College. Such a report as is possible 
to give here merely skims the surface of the 
interesting things the clubs are doing. 

Speakers from the College at club meetings 
have included Dean Nicolson, who made an 
extended trip during November. Only west- 
ern clubs and groups were visited, Milwaukee 
being her first scheduled stop. The number of 
gatherings she addressed (for many organiza- 
tions and institutions other than Smith groups 
were visited) and the mileage covered might 
well have daunted a strong man, but not so 
"our Miss Nicolson," who returned with 
health and vigor unimpaired, and at chapel, 
the day following her return, gave a delightful 
account of her wanderings. As a gratifying 
aftermath of the Dean's western pilgrimage, 
most glowing reports from the clubs and 
groups that welcomed her have found their 
way back to College Hall. 

President Neilson, whose visits are always 
the high spot of the season for the favored 
groups, gave an address in Pittsfield on " Rad- 
icalism in the Colleges," the receipts from 
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Scholarship Fund. In Cleveland, at a joint 
meeting with the New England Society, he 
lectured on "The New Era." The President 
has also spoken to the Hartford and Spring- 
field clubs. 

Mrs. Scales has been the guest of the 
Brooklyn Club, and in April will visit some 
half dozen others, St. Louis, Indianapolis, 
Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh. 
The Trustee in Residence, Harriet (Bliss) 
Ford, spent a busy week in January carrying 
news of the College to the Philadelphia, 
Washington, Baltimore, the Oranges, and 
Montdair clubs (these last two at a joint meet- 
ing in Montclair). 

Florence Snow also visited the Baltimore, 
Summit, Montclair, and Washington clubs, as 
well as Cleveland, and she made a brief stop in 
Erie to greet the group there, first assembled 
as a "Smith Unit" on May Day. Alice 
(Wright) Teagle was welcomed by Berkshire 
County and by Eastern New York immediately 
after the Alumnae Week-End in October, and 
spoke to her own Cleveland Club somewhat 
later. 

Others who have brought to the clubs first- 
hand news of the College have been facul- 
ty: Miss Chase, Miss Foster, Mr. Hankins, 
Miss Ainsworth, Mr. Bixler, Mr. Jacob, Miss 
Gabel, Mrs. Curtiss, Miss Blake, and Mr. 
Lieder, who have visited, respectively, the 
New Haven, the Boston, Bridgeport, Chicago, 
Eastern Connecticut, Holyoke, Syracuse, Rhode 
Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Hamp- 
shire County clubs. 

Many clubs which have not had an oppor- 
tunity to entertain guests from the College 
have nevertheless been fortunate in hearing 
from their own members or neighbors. The 
New York Club as always has provided an 
interesting and varied program of musicales 
and lectures. Earl Spicer, Manlio Ovidio, 
Edith (Bennett) Saylor '14, and Gordon 
Wolfe have been among those who have sung 
at recitals; Mary Arbenz '27, Lilian Lauferty 
'03, Princess Alexandra Kropotkin, and Wil- 
bur Forrest have been on the list of speakers. 
On Dec. 20, there was the usual singing of 
Christmas carols. In Cambridge, Marjorie 
(Browning) Leavens '10, dressed in Chinese 
costume, talked of her life in China, and 
showed motion pictures of Ginling; while at 
Fitchburg, China was also the theme of the 
discourse of Shuh-yiu-Lu, a graduate of 
Ginling, now studying at Mount Holyoke. 
In China itself, a letter of welcome was sent 



in the name of the club to Anne (Morrow) 
Lindbergh '28, and a personal greeting was 
extended to Mrs. Lindbergh in Wuhu by the 
president of the Club, Marian (Gardner) 
Craighill '13. Katharine Rusk '07 spoke to 
the Rhode Island Club on "The Progressive 
School and the College," and Mary MacMillan 
'16 talked to the Syracuse Club of her expe- 
riences as a miniature painter. The Worces- 
ter Club is enjoying a series of travel talks 
with personal experiences (Marjorie Inman 
'17, on India, Olive Tolman '07, on China, 
and Ruth Tomlinson '14, on Japan, have been 
the speakers), while Olive (Beaupre) Miller 
'04, of " Bookhouse for Children " fame, talked 
to the Evanston- North Shore Circle of her re- 
cent visits in Palestine. In Brooklyn, Eunice 
(Fuller) Barnard '08 and Helen Swift Jones 
'10 spoke of their professions, Mrs. Barnard 
being educational editor of the New York 
Times and Miss Jones, a landscape architect. 
Among musical events that have been of 
interest to alumnae have been song recitals 
of Edith (Bennett) Saylor '14 for the club of 
the Oranges and the New York Club, a violin 
recital by Mary Briggs '27 in St. Paul, in 
Chicago a concert of the Chicago Woman's 
Symphony Orchestra at which Professor 
Sleeper's new symphony was played, and an 
afternoon musicale in Toledo at which Hazel 
Gleason '11 sang. 

Money raising for scholarships goes merrily 
on, the entire amount of money given an- 
nually to the College for this most worthy 
purpose reaching an impressive total. The 
Boston Club sponsored a benefit performance of 
"The Student Prince," Brooklyn gave a 
highly successful bridge party (particularly 
so, since the net profits were doubled by a 
generous member of the club!). Detroit and 
Philadelphia also "played bridge" (or was it 
contract?), Detroit augmenting the receipts 
from this source by selling Christmas cards and 
also hosiery on commission. In New York 
the opera benefit for the Scholarship Fund 
was postponed this year, owing to economic 
conditions. A direct appeal was made in- 
stead and about 250 members and friends of 
the club gave the $5000 which was the goal. 
Cleveland gave a holiday dance, and Evanston- 
North Shore held a white elephant sale. The 
Lynn Club put on its own dramatics, "Six 
Who Pass While the Lentils Boil" and "Sir 
David Wears a Crown." Long Island en- 
joyed a lecture by Ellis Parker Butler, father 
of Elsie (Butler) Waller '25, entitled char- 



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acteristicall) laughs Is Laughs," and the 
dub also indulged in a rummage sale and 
quilting party. Fitchburg annually sponsors 
an entertainment course for its Stratton Me- 
morial Fund and Winchester continues its 
successful current events lectures by Miss 
Eunice Avery. The Maine Club reports great 
success with an entirely new project. The 
club bought in December from a producer in 
Florida a half-carload of oranges and grape- 
fruit which it sold directly to the consumers in 
Portland. Another half-carload is ordered 
for February. The project engaging the at- 
tention of the Syracuse Club is the selling of 
candles for the benefit of its Scholarship 
Fund. A description and price list of the 
candles will be found in the Clearing House 
Department, page 221. 

Louise Collin 1905 

The Younger Fry Speak Up 

WELL do I remember my first appear- 
ance at a meeting of a local Smith Club. 
I had come down to do graduate work my first 
year out of college, and, having been of a 
collegiate nature, I determined to ferret out 
the center of graduate activity and find some 
congenial persons with whom I might talk 
over old times. And so, with high hopes I 
went to that first meeting, in a room teeming 
with graduate chatter, and sank into a vacant 
chair. Everyone was talking to everyone 
else, but no one paid the slightest attention to 
me. You see, I was only a youngster and the 
rest of them were old and experienced alumnae. 

For this reason, I may be pardoned, I 
presume, if when I saw Mary X peering 
around the door, I jumped up and ran to her. 
I didn't really kiss her, but my greetings were 
elaborate to say the least. Now in college I 
had always thought of Mary as a nice enough 
girl, but we had never had much in common. 
But this was different; Mary was a link with 
my era, the one familiar face. And so we clung 
to each other that autumn afternoon. Mary 
never came again, but I was persistent. 

Each meeting since then I have industri- 
ously tried to drum up trade among the 
younger fry. Most of them refuse me point 
blank; the others, if they come once, never 
return. But the old guard goes on forever. 

It isn't the fault of the older alumnae, I feel 
sure, that they make their meetings for them- 
selves alone. Xo one of us, I imagine, has 
ever told them that we should like to share 
some of the cake with them. It is true that 



the older graduates always have the coveted 
positions on the executive committee, while 
the chairmanships for the money-raising 
campaigns are usually handed out to us. But 
that is because they don't think us seasoned 
enough as officers, although they have no 
compunction whatsoever in giving us the jobs 
which call for aggressiveness. But then, that 
too is because year in and year out it has been 
customary for the older ones to be officers and 
they hate a change. 

I do not propose that the old guard should 
make itself into a receiving line at each meet- 
ing to welcome the younger fry. That would 
be too much. But couldn't they stop chatting 
among themselves for a few minutes to talk 
with us? Possibly we shouldn't make good 
presidents at this early age, but couldn't we 
be worked into minor executive positions? 
Then, too, why couldn't programs be made a 
bit livelier? Some day we shall be as old as 
the rest of them. Meanwhile, cater to us a 
bit, please, and perhaps you will find that it 
pays. A Younger Fry 

Smith Women ^Participate in 
a Conference 

THE Seventh National Conference on the 
Cause and Cure of War met in Washing- 
ton, January 18 to 21. Under the general 
theme of World Paradoxes the program treated 
the World's Economic Dilemma, Peace vs. 
War in the Twentieth Century including the 
Manchurian problem, the Polish Corridor and 
Russia, and What the Rising Generation 
Thinks of Peace and War. Participating in 
the program were the following Smith alum 
nae: Alice (Lord) Parsons '97, Harriet (Bliss) 
Ford '99, Laura (Puffer) Morgan '95, Elinor 
Purves '04, Josephine (Sewall) Emerson '97. 
Elizabeth Day '20, Florence (Corliss) Lamont 
'93, Carol Riegelman '30. Louisa Fast '98 
was executive secretary of the Conference, 
and Hazel (O'Neil) Fenning '11 chairman of 
registration. A number of other alumnae 
were delegates from some one of the 11 na 
tional women's organizations, and it was 
pleasant to claim for Smith by virtue of their 
honorary degrees Carrie Chapman .Catt, 
chairman of the Conference, and Judge- 
Florence Allen. On one of the afternoons 
during the Conference the Washington Smith 
Club gave a tea, at which the speakers wen- 
Margaret Scott '32, Florence Snow '04, and 
Harriet (Bliss) Ford '99. F. H. S. 



J^ecrologp 



Ex-1881 

The Quarterly is informed that Mary- 
Tyler, whose death was announced in the 
November issue, died in Jenkintown (Pa.), 
where she was visiting a friend, and not in 
Denver, Colo. 

1882 

Fanny King died Jan. 12, 1932. 

S. Frances Pellett died Jan. 3, 1932. 
1888 

Mrs. Joseph Deane (Rachel Shevelson) died 
Oct. 30, 1931, in New York. She was one of 
the youngest girls, barely sixteen, ever to come 
to Smith. Who of the middle eighties does 
not remember the black-eyed little girl of the 
bobbing pigtails and the blue and red flannel 
dress? Richly endowed mentally, she passed 
through the ordeals of extreme youth and 
Slavic temperament with flaming spirit and 
Voltairian philosophy. When she was un- 
happy, no one knew; when she was happy, the 
campus caught her contagious joy. With her 
A.B. — majoring character-building — she was 
well equipped for her brilliant future in 
Greater New York. There for nearly half a 
century gifted men and women in every pro- 
fession sought her social favors and rallied to 
her standards. 

For many years she was one of the heads of 
the Benjamin-Deane School for Girls. She 
was in the van of the fight for woman suffrage, 
and was closely associated with the develop- 
ment of the Theatre Guild. 

When war broke, she entered the Red Cross 
service to organize school children. Her out- 
standing effort, however, was with the Metals 
Staff. In recognition of her success in New 
York, she was asked to go to Washington and 
direct the work in a wider field. 

She was one of the founders of the Woman's 
City Club and its treasurer for many years. 
She served long on the board of the Manhattan 
Trades School for Girls; for the Girls' Service 
League; and for the Maternity Centre. 

While memory survives, no Smith alumna of 
New York City will forget her service to 
Smith. She was for 10 years secretary- 
treasurer of the Smith Club Realty Corpora- 
tion and often treasurer of the Club. Her 
imagination saw and developed the possibili- 
ties of the 17th Street Clubhouse, and with 
equal foresight she threw herself into the task 
of the present organization. 

But it is Rachel Deane the woman that her 
hosts of friends will love to remember — her 
rare humor, sparkling wit, vivid imagination, 
tireless energy, and unswerving loyalty to 
friends and causes. 

After Mr. Deane's death, two years ago, her 
own health failed rapidly. 

With Landor she might have said, 

"I warmed both hands before the fire of life; 
It sinks, and I am ready to depart." 

L. K. H. 
Ex- 1889 

Mrs. Francis J. Canedy (Gertrude Griebel) 
died Jan. 11, 1932. 



1890 

Mrs. Joel Goldthwait (Jessie Rand) died 
Jan. 19 after a brief illness at her home in 
Boston. She is survived by her husband, I )r. 
Joel Goldthwait, the widely-known orthopedic 
surgeon; a son, Joel Goldthwait; a daughter, 
Margaret (Goldthwait) Bennett '21; and a 
sister, Helen (Rand) Thayer '84. 
1895 

Mrs. Allan H. Willett (Mabel Hurd) died 
of cerebral hemorrhage in Washington 
(D. C), Dec. 22, 1931. Mabel had suffered 
from high blood pressure for over two years 
but of late had seemed to be in unusually good 
health. She was one of the brilliant students 
in '95 and obtained her Ph.D. from Columbia 
in 1902. She was married in 1901 to Allan H. 
Willett, an economist. After having brought 
up her four sons, Mabel returned to teaching 
at the Central High School in Washington. 
She always maintained a keen interest in the 
position and health of women in industry, her 
Ph.D. thesis being, "The Employment of 
Women in the Clothing Trade." She leaves 
her husband, three sons, and a sister, Jessie 
Hurd Steeves. 

1897 

Alice Fallows died Jan. 9 in Los Angeles 
from injuries received in an automobile acci- 
dent two days before. She was widely known 
in literary circles and was listed in "Who's 
Who." She had written several books on 
psychotherapeutics after study in England 
and the Continent, and was a frequent 
contributor to many magazines. In 1927 she 
wrote the story of her father's life, "Every- 
body's Bishop — The Life and Times of the Rt. 
Rev. Samuel Fallows." At the time of her 
death she conducted classes in writing at the 
University of Southern California and the 
Polytechnic High School, besides private 
classes. Her students from all walks of life 
found in her a great source of inspiration and 
helpfulness. She had made an astonishing 
place for herself in Los Angeles. We quote a 
classmate's tribute: 

Some of us have never ceased to be grateful for the 
service she did us in our senior year when, after Miss 
Jordan's breakdown and departure, she persuaded 
the President to let Mr. Lee meet and inspire weekly a 
group of literary aspirants; looking back, we can ap- 
preciate her ability to make practical use of the situation 
with a definitely stimulating idea. And unless she had 
changed very much in the last few years, she never lost 
the good will and the friendly effort to help that char- 
acterized her generous philosophy of life, and for which 
we shall always remember her. S. S. T. 

Mrs. Stan wood M. Rose (Mabel Harris) 
died Nov. 6, 1931, at her home in Houlton 
(Me.), after a courageous fight against ill 
health for a number of years. Mabel's ab- 
sorbing interest was her family — a most 
devoted wife and mother of three fine children, 
Alison. Herbert, and Lucia. This last sum- 
mer when she realized that she had not long to 
live, she tried to decide on the best place for 
her youngest daughter to finish her education 
and to make plans for the other members of 
the family. Her indomitable courage and 



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keen sense of humor made even these last 
months with her family a happy memory 
which they will carry with them always. 
Mabel's chief interest outside of her family 
was tur music; she was particularly inspiring 
as a choral leader, and had many chorus 
groups of both young and older people in 
j|« >ult <>n. 1 n spite of the fact that she was able 
to attend only two reunions, her loyalty to her 
class and her College never failed. M. M. M. 
Ex-1902 

Mrs Lyon Smith i Elizabeth Osborne) died 
suddenly Oct. 20, 1931, at her home, Boxley 
Farm, Buckingham, Pa. She leaves her 
husband, Lyon Smith, and a daughter Eliza- 
beth, 15 vears old. 

1904 

Ella Brush died at her mother's home in 
Asheville (N. C), on Oct. 25, 1931. She 
gave up her work at the Fayetteville Free 
Public Library, X. Y., last May because of a 
paralytic stroke. She had been a librarian 
there for about six years and had done 
exceptionally fine work. 

Mrs. Jonas Hamburger (Amy Stein) died at 
Baltimore (Md.), Oct. 26, 1931. She leaves 
her husband, two daughters, Elizabeth '26 
(our Class Baby) and Katherine '34, and a son 
Richard. 

1905 

Mrs. Alfred W. Mellowes (Agnes Nisbet) 
died Jan. 26, in New York after an operation. 
1907 

Marguerite Barrows died at her summer 
home in Cataumut (Mass.), Aug. 3, 1931. 
For three years she had been at the head of the 
family welfare department of the Visiting 
Nurse Association of Bristol (Ct.), resigning 
in January 1930 because of ill health. She 
was respected and esteemed by a large circle 
with whom she came in contact, and inspired a 
feeling of confidence and affection among 
many who knew her intimately. In acknowl- 
edgment of her ability and good judgment the 
Emergency Relief Fund was started in her 
name, and in grateful appreciation of her 
service to Bristol will continue to be known 
as the Marguerite Barrows Emergency Relief 
Fund. 

Ex- 190 7 

Mrs. Howard Kellogg (Cyrena Case) was 
thrown from her horse during a drag hunt of 
the Lake Shore Hunt Club, and died of a 
fractured skull a few hours later in the Buffalo 
General Hospital, on Nov. 4, 1931. She is 
survived by her father, her husband, a 
daughter, Martha (Mrs. John Anderson) 
ex-'28, and two sons. 

She had always been devoted to horses, and 
the Eclipse Stables were renowned for the 
quality of the hunters bred during the last 
decade. She realized her childhood ambition 
by winning four first places and a second in 
the National Show in 1929. 

She was president of the Buffalo Grenfell 
Association, of the Labrador branch of the 
Needlework Guild, vice-president of the Ingle- 
side Home, director of the Twentieth Century 
Club, and a member of the Buffalo Smith 
ClubandoftheAthleticClub. These organiza- 



tions will sadly miss her keen judgment and 
ability to accomplish whatever she undertook, 
and her family and friends will feel the loss of 
her sympathy and devotion. 

Mrs. Ralph S. Ives (Ruth Keator) died 
May 8, 1930. She is survived by her husband, 
a lawyer of Roxbury, N. Y.; two sons, Charles 
Keator, a senior at Cornell, and Ralph 
Samuel Jr., a freshman at N. Y. Univ.; and a 
daughter, Sammie. 

1910 

Mrs. Charles T. Payne (Margaret Means) 
died suddenly Aug. 18, 1931, under peculiarly 
tragic circumstances. She had been nerv- 
ously ill for months, for she had never really 
recovered from the loss of her husband four 
years ago. She was a talented woman, 
especially in the field of painting, though the 
delightful style of her contributions to the 
Monthly will be remembered by many of her 
undergraduate contemporaries. Her portraits 
are remarkable not only for their balanced 
composition but for the way in which she 
caught the spiritual essence of those who sat 
for her. Her still-life studies are colorful and 
distinguished. 

She was actively interested in every stick 
and stone which went into the construction 
and furnishing of the Three Arts Building in 
New York and also served on committees at 
the Art Centre. Her intelligent advice and 
assistance were a boon to the Berry School in 
Georgia — a school for poor students from the 
mountain regions near-by. 

Her most important legacies are two promis- 
ing small boys, 12 and 8 years old. Eleanor 
Means, Margaret's sister and classmate, is 
caring for them with the help of their grand- 
mother. M. B. T. 
1912 

Mrs. William B. Imlach (Genevieve Wilson) 
passed away Nov. 23, 1931, after an invalidism 
of seven years from the effects of sleeping sick- 
ness. Up to a year ago she was able to keep 
her eager interest in her class and alumnae 
activities. 

1913 

Mrs. Karl W. Gass (Elizabeth Roberts) died 
of pneumonia, Oct. 19, 1931. 1913's memory 
of Betty will always live; her loyal friendliness 
and unobtrusive kindliness marked her way- 
through college. One could "depend on" 
Betty, and when we have said that, what 
greater praise could be given ! She leaves two 
daughters, Betty and Kay, 11 and 9. 
1914 

Mrs. Maurice Ricker (Gladys Hall) died 
Dec. 26, 1931, and was buried at Skowhegan, 
Me. 

1915 

Dorothy Stanton died Oct. 13, 1931, after 
an illness of nearly a year. She was a brilliant 
student, and of an unusually sweet disposition, 
reserved and unassuming, and possessed of a 
keen sense of humor. Dorothy was devoted 
to her parents and her sister Marjorie '19, 
and had a wide circle of friends. She was an 
expert actuary and was highly regarded by her 
associates and by fellow members of the Amer- 
ican Actuarial Society. F. M. M. 




ALUMNAE NOTES 



Please send all news for the May Quarterly to your class secretary by March 28. The 

editors reserve the right to omit all items which in their judgment are not submitted in legible 

form and also items which in their judgment are too informal for insertion in a magazine. 

See We See By the Papers and Current Publications for additional items. 



Class News 



1879 



Class secretary — Mrs. Charles S. Palmer 
(Harriet Warner), 4333 Dakota St., Oakland 
Station, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
1880 

Class secretary — Mrs. Edwin Higbee (Netta 
Wetherbee), 8 West St., Northampton, Mass. 
1881 

Class secretary — Eliza P. Huntington, 88 
Harvard St., Newtonville, Mass. 

Amy (Willmer) Rogers has a grandson, 
David, born Nov. 30, in Cambridge, Mass. 
Congratulations go to our reunion guests. 
1882 

Class secretary — Nina E. Browne, c/o 
Alumnae Office, Northampton, Mass. 

Nina Browne spent a month in San Fran- 
cisco, a month in Santa Barbara, and will 
spend the spring in Pasadena with Grace 
(Greene) Clark. The Alumnae Office re- 
ceived a most interesting letter from Miss 
Browne from which the Quarterly quotes 
without the knowledge of '82's class secretary! 
She says: "The day before reaching the Canal 
we struck a semi-hurricane, or it struck us, 
and for most of the day we were dashed about 
on the waves, and it rained in torrents. That 
storm caused a landslide in the Canal, so that 
we were held for 3 days on the Atlantic side. 
Usually the Canal is open only in the day, but 
as over 40 ships were waiting to go through 
it was kept open for business day and night. 
We went through in the early evening, so we 
were on deck to see all there was to see. The 
Canal was lighted in full effulgence, even the 
arrows showing the directions were done in 
lights. When we reached the Gatun Lake we 
anchored and stayed there until the next 
afternoon. That meant that we reached the 
Pacific end after dark so could not see Panama 
City or Old Panama. That was a great dis- 
appointment. However, my friend had an 
acquaintance at Balboa who met us and 
drove us about Panama City to see all we 
could in the evening. Again on account of 
the delay we reached several points on the 
west coast after dark. However, we saw a 
great deal. It was interesting going along the 



coast of the different South American coun- 
tries for at each stop we picked up passengers 
some of whom we found most delightful. I 
wore my Smith pin, but no one recognized it. 
Smith was unknown to those charming Mexi- 
cans, Spaniards, and Guatemalans." 

Grace (Greene) Clark's husband died at 
his home in Pasadena (Calif.), last September. 
Her daughter Julia is in the flood district at 
Wuchang, China. See page 140. 
1883 

Class secretary pro tern. — Mrs. A. W. Hitch- 
cock (Margarette Osgood), 5 Barton Sq., 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Jean (Fine) Spahr's daughter Mary, a suc- 
cessful pediatrician, has left Mason City (la.), 
where she has been connected with a group of 
doctors, and, after some weeks' work with a 
well-known child specialist in Boston, will 
begin an independent practice in Ithaca, N. Y. 
Jean has lately been at Atlantic City for a 
few weeks, recuperating from recent illness. 

Elizabeth (Lawrence) Clarke and her 
daughter are in Florida for 3 or 4 months. 
They expected to be at Winter Park near 
cousins for much of January, and hoped to 
see something of Caroline Hilliard. 

Salome (Machado) Warren is at home in 
Cambridge for the winter, her son and his 
family being with her; this includes her 2d 
grandchild, another little Minton Warren. 

Alice (Miller) Whitman is something of an 
invalid, but is keenly interested in everything 
that goes on. On Sept. 16, she welcomed her 
8th grandchild, the child of her daughter, 
Sally (Whitman) Henderson '18. 

Harriet Poore is spending the winter at the 
College Club, 40 Commonwealth Av., Boston, 
Mass. 

1884 

Class secretary — Louise H. Kelsey, 150 E. 
35th St., N. Y. C. 

Marion (Clough) Burdett has been visiting 
her daughters in New Rochelle. 

Betsey Merriam expects to spend part of 
January in New York at the Women's Univ. 
Club. 

Yida Scudder has given 2 lecture courses in 



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New York this winter, one at the New School 
for Social Research on "Social Forces in Eng- 
lish Letters," and the other at the Y. W. C. A. 
on 'The Social Awakening of the Churches." 
1885 

Class secretary Ruth B. Franklin, 23 Sher- 
man St., Newport, K. I. 
1886 

Class secretary pro tern. — Mary Eastman, 
Chesterfield, Mass. 

Margaret (Atwater) Jones held successful 
exhibits of her paintings at Isle au Haut (Me.) 
last summer and also in Boston. She goes to 
Louisiana in January to continue landscape 
painting. 

Florence (Merriam) Bailey was awarded 
the Brewster Medal at the A. O. U. meeting 
in Detroit, Oct. 19, for her book, "Birds of 
New Mexico." See We See by the Papers. 
Ex- 1886 

Grace (Gallaudet) Closson has returned 
from California to her old home address, 77 
Newtonville Av., Newton, Mass. 
1887 

Class secretary — Eleanor L. Lord, 520 Pan- 
mure Rd., Haverford, Pa. 

Julia Caverno is teaching a class in Greek 
Testament to a dozen people in Northampton. 
1888 

Class secretary — Florence K. Bailey, 174 
Broad St., Claremont, N. H. 

After 31 years of teaching at the Univ. of 
111., Daisy Blaisdell retired last June, and is 
now making her home in Springfield (Mass.) 
in an apartment at 162 Fort Pleasant Av. 

Harriette (Boardman) Hunt's oldest son, 
Charles, has a daughter, Katharine Ransom 
Hunt, born Aug. 21, 1930. 

Louise (Husted) Church announces the 
arrival of her 1st grandchild, Louis Henry 
Edmunds Jr., born in Seattle, Aug. 12, 1931, 
son of Margaret. (Church) and Dr. Louis Ed- 
munds. Louise's oldest daughter, Anna, re- 
ceived her Ph.D. at the Univ. of Wash, last 
June and is now doing research work at the 
Univ. of Ark. 

Leila (Kennedy) Hutchens returned last 
fall from a year of travel, mostly through 
Mediterranean countries. She says they 
"took the Spanish Revolution on even keel." 
Address until April, 144 Hubinger St., New 
Haven, Ct. 

In addition to being managing director of 
the Main Line School of Music at Ardmore 
(Pa.) and head of its piano dept., Florence 
Leonard is also a lecturer and a writer. Dur- 
ing the fall months she gave weekly talks 
over the radio on helping the child to practice, 
and other important phases of musical study. 

Frances (Lyman) Burt's son Stanley was 
married Nov. 7 to Marian Woodbury of 
Sunderland, Mass. Two weeks later Stanley 
and his bride sailed for Brazil where, since 
1927, he has had a position in the mines at 
It arte, near Bahia. Frances has written also 
of a grandchild, Frederic, born Nov. 13, 1930, 
to Elizabeth (Burt) and E. J. Houdon. 
1889 

Class secretary — Lucy E. Allen, 35 Webster 
St., West Newton, Mass. 






Seven members of '89 were abroad last 
summer. 

Harriet Cobb sailed Dec. 19 with Jane Bud- 
long '98 for Jacksonville (Fla.), planning to 
get a car and drive along the coast and take an 
apartment in St. Petersburg till the middle of 
April. 

Mary Gere left the U. S. in July with her 
sister to spend a year abroad. Address, c/o 
Amer. Express Co., 11 rue Scribe, Paris. 

Mary (Trow) Spaulding and Dr. Spaulding 
sailed late in June to attend the Geneva 
School of Internatl. Study. 
Ex- 1889 

Grace (Davis) McDougall's daughter, Mrs. 
Ernest Palmer, 1090 Centre St., Jamaica 
Plain, has a son, Ernest McDougall Palmer, 
born Nov. 11, 1931. Mr. Palmer is connected 
with the Arnold Arboretum. 
1890 

Class secretary — Mrs. Frank F. Davidson 
(Adaline Allen), 59 Woodland Rd., Auburn- 
dale, Mass. 

Bess (Cravath) Miller is now in Oberlin. 
Her husband is lecturing and writing. Ad- 
dress, 124 Morgan St., Oberlin, O. 

For news of Edith (Elmer) Wood see We 
See by the Papers and Current Publications. 

Ellen Holt, our Fund Chairman, will repre- 
sent the Class at the Council in February. 
It is to be hoped that she can give a good re- 
port of '90. She writes, "We are very busy 
trying to save the unemployed from the 
Slough of Despond. I only hope we don't 
fall in ourselves." 

Early in November, Susan (Homans) 
Woodruff visited Boston, and a dozen mem- 
bers of '90 from Boston and vicinity met her 
at the College Club. It was a joy for the 
Boston family to get together and to hear 
Susan's account of her visit to Russia last 
summer. At present she has a volunteer job 
in Brooklyn, working for the Joint Committee 
qn Unemployment. 

Maud (Phillips) Speir writes that a year 
ago she "flew" to California where she is mak- 
ing her home with her daughters, and that she 
greatly enjoys the perpetual summer. 
Ex- 1890 

Helen (Pratt) Dane's son, Ernest B. Jr., is 
engaged to Barbara Welch of Boston. 
1891 

Class secretary — Mrs. H. B. Boardman 
(Carolyn Peck), 1307 Lowell Rd., Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. 

Holiday greetings have been received from 
25 classmates bringing messages from Cali- 
fornia, Louisiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, 
New York, and New England. 

Alice (Clute) Ely and her husband are 
spending the winter at Hotel Charlotte Har- 
bor, Punta Gorda, Fla. 

Edith (Granger) Hawkes is president of the 
Sonoma County branch of Amer. Penwomen. 
This year it is preparing a "Jack London" 
number of the Overland Monthly to appear 
probably in March. Her daughter Eleanor 
has just completed her course at the San Jose 
State Teachers Col. 

Carolyn (Peck) Boardman is doing volun- 



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teer work for the Schenectady Emergency 
Work Bureau. 

Mary Sabin has resigned her position in the 
Denver High School and is spending the win- 
ter in California. Address, Point Loma, 
Calif. 

1892 

Class secretary — Mrs. Irving H. Upton 
(Katherine Haven), 20 Park View St., Grove 
Hall, Boston, Mass. 

Elizabeth (Fisher) Clay, who returned to 
England in September, is a member of the 
education committee in cooperation with the 
Town Council of Halifax, thus continuing the 
distinguished service of her husband, in 
memory of whom the foundation stone of the 
Princess Mary High School was set. See 
page 157. 

Martha Kimball attended the Conference 
on the Cause and Cure of War in Washington. 

Elsie (Pratt) Jordan is spending the winter 
months in Jamaica. 

Etta Seaver is spending the winter with her 
sister in Worcester, Mass. Address, 769 
Main St. 

Caroline Steele hopes to go to Istanbul in 
May to attend the marriage of her niece, 
Sarah Riggs '23, to Charles Stuart MacNeal, 
head of the English dept. of Robert Col. 

Anna Taylor is taking courses in education 
and keeping house in a tiny apartment in 
Stamford (Ct.), where she teaches in the high 
school. 

Susan Tew recently served as delegate from 
the united chapters of Phi Beta Kappa at the 
inauguration of the president of La. State 
Univ. 

1893 

Class secretary — Virginia D. Lyman, 157 
Lyman PI., Englewood, N. J. 

Isabel Baker was present at the opening of 
the Lamont Bridge last October. 

Mary Hagar spent Christmas Day with her 
niece in Reading, Pa. She went on to Wash- 
ington (D. C.) and stopped in Philadelphia on 
her way back to Boston. 

Grace (Lane) Beardsley motored with 
friends to Atlantic City last October. She 
then visited her sister in Lee and her brother 
in Boston. 

Anne (Morris) Stevens celebrated her 31st 
wedding anniversary last November. She 
wore her wedding dress after some alterations 
in the belt line. 

See Current Publications for news of Harriet 
Poole. Address, 642 Elmwood Av., Buffalo. 

Dr. Florence Sabin has received another 
honor. She has been appointed as one of 4 
educators on the advisory board of the John 
Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. 

Charlotte (Stone) MacDougall writes that 
since she left the Philippines she has visited 
her daughter in Peiping (China) and has spent 
a year in Southern California. She expects 
to live in Norfolk (Va.) until next July, when 
her husband retires from the U. S. Navy. 

Edith (Taft) Chauncey's son is in the 
registrar's office at Harvard. Her daughter is 
at home working in the Junior League and 
helping with the Community Chest fund. 



Imogene Weeks had an interesting summer 
traveling about Cape Cod and in the vicinity 
of New Bedford in the "Whaler on Wheels." 
The car, though small, held 500 books. The 
venture proved successful and they had many 
entertaining experiences. One man stopped 
them and asked if they had any whale oil 
soap for sale as he had heard that it was made 
in New Bedford. 

Early in January, Isabel Baker, Julia 
Dwight, Harriet Oldham, Florence Jackson, 
Helen Blake, and Grace Wright lunched to- 
gether at the College Club in Boston. 
1894 

Class secretary — Martha Mason, 1020 Fifth 
Av., N. Y. C. 

Martha Mason is spending part of the win- 
ter at Yeamans Hall, Charleston, S. C. 

Cora (Warburton) Hussa's son Theodore 
won a scholarship in the Penn. Acad, of Fine 
Arts and is living at the County School, Ches- 
ter Springs, Pa. Her daughter Isabel is 
studying home economics at the Ballard 
School, N. Y. C. 

1895 

Class secretary — Carolyn P. Swett, Hud- 
son View Gardens, 183d St. & Pinehurst Av., 
N. Y. C. 

Fund chairman — Mrs. Landreth King (Flor- 
ence Lord), 397 Park Av., Orange, N. J. 

Married. — Alice (Wheeler) Hawley to 
William G. Anderson of Yale, in July 1930. 

Other News. — Josephine (Bray) Sill has 
been president of the Women's College Club 
of Princeton (N. J.) for 2 years. 

Rose (Fairbank) Beals's letter of September 
1931 gives a vivid picture of life in India and 
of her hospital work in Wai. I quote some of 
her words about religious life in India: " Prob- 
ably the thing above all others that interests 
the West about India is its religious genius. 
Because Gandhi is so much in the limelight, it 
is easy to talk about him. One is filled with 
admiration at his spiritual life. And the great 
thing is that he does not hesitate to say that 
the Sermon on the Mount is his great law of 
life; nor does he add that it has been foisted on 
him in any way. But still we cannot follow 
him in all the things that he believes in: for 
instance the protection and perhaps the wor- 
ship of the cow. There is a friend of ours 
here in Wai, a deeply religious Hindu, who 
comes one evening a week to read either in the 
New Testament or some other Christian re- 
ligious book. Because of the reality of his 
spiritual life, he drinks up Christian teaching. 
In Gandhi and in him one sees a symbol of 
India. Christ, the Christian life, the Sermon 
on the Mount, build right on to the funda- 
mental religion of India. I say 'fundamental 
religion,' which depends on a spiritual idea of 
God, and that is certainly found here in 
India." Rose's oldest son, Albert, living in 
Detroit, has a daughter. 

Eleanor (Holden) Ingelfinger's son Francis 
and Dorothy (Reed) Mendenhall's son 
Thomas, Yale '32, were elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa in November. 

See Current Publications for news of Ade- 
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1896 

Class secretary — M rs - Edward P. Ripley 
(Edith II. Wheeler), Webster Road Upper, 
Wist on, Mass. 

Fund chairman— Miriam \V. Webb, 1407 
Rodney St., Wilmington, Del. 

Isabel (Adams) Deland's 2d daughter, 
Rachel, in December announced her engage- 
ment to l.t. Graham C. Gill, of Knoxville, 
Tenn., U. S. Naval Acad. '25, now attached to 
the U. S. Destroyer, Jacob Jones. 

Lucy (Bartlett) Walsh's son Warren, Tufts 
'30 and MA. Harvard '31, is living in Bel- 
mont (Mass.) while studying for his Ph.D. in 
history at I larvard. 

Emily (Betts) Strayer spent a bit of her 
New York visit in December with Eva (Hills) 
Eastman who gathered for a hasty reunion 
Clara (Bates) Clarke, Laura (Crane) Burgess, 
Edith (Hart) Holcomb, Bertha (Herrick) 
Husted, and Frances E. Jones. 

Carol Brewster, Julia (Gilman) Clark, 
Florence Smith, Edith (Wheeler) Ripley, and 
Annie (Young) Copeland were registered for 
the Alumnae week-end in October. 

Clara (Burnham) Platner entertained 25 
college students from metropolitan Boston at 
a Christmas-tree party in her home. The 
guests included Chinese, Siamese, Hindu, 
Norwegian, French, Belgian, Spanish, and 
English students. 

Anna (Curr) Woodward's husband is much 
improved in health by his summer on the New 
England coast. 

Carlene (Curtis) Blunt's youngest son, 
Carleton, was married Oct. 31, 1931, to 
Rebecca Loomis of Winona, Minn. 

Elizabeth (Cutter) Morrow placed the 
corner stone for the Dwight Morrow High 
School in Englewood (N. J.), Nov. 23, 1931. 
On Jan. 13 Elizabeth read from her new book, 
"Quatrains for My Daughter," to the N. Y. 
Smith Club and talked about poetry. 

Martha (Hale) Harts spent a few days in 
December with her daughter Cynthia in Bos- 
ton. With Gen. Harts she is flying to Yuca- 
tan and California. 

Eva (Hills) Eastman announces a 1st 
grandchild, Peter Sartor, born in Vienna last 
summer to her only daughter, Margaret. 

Marietta Jackson writes from her mother's 
bedside in New London (Ct.) of her enjoyment 
of the '96 Reunion Book. (Copies are still 
available on application to any class officer.) 

Constance (McCalmont) Humphrey's 
younger daughter, Margaret (Humphrey) 
Windisch '22, has presented her with another 
grandson, making Constance's 4th grandchild. 

Maud (McLeod) Brooks's older son, 
Samuel, is a student at Yale. The younger, 
Angus, is at Deerfield Acad. 

Margaret (Manson) Holcomb and Bertha 
(Herrick) Husted are sailing, Jan. 6, for a 
leisurely tour of the French and Italian Riviera 
and the Balearic Isles. 

The engagement was announced on New 
Year's Day of Elisabeth (Marshall) Dwin- 
nell's younger son, Marshall, Harvard '30, to 
Priscilla Simonds of Boston. 

Florence Smith spent Thanksgiving week in 



Salem and Boston, where she forgathered 
with various members of '96. 

Marian Thomas is sailing from New York, 
Jan. 9, to spend 5 months of a half-year leave 
of absence in a world tour. 

Ethel (Warren) Coolidge's youngest daugh- 
ter, Helen, is planning to open a studio for 
portrait painting in Washington (D. C.) while 
Sen. Coolidge's duties keep his family there. 
Helen hopes to paint all the Senators. 

Caroline Wing, with her mother and sister, 
is now settled in a villa in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, 
French Riviera, for the winter. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. William L. Walsh 
(Lucy Bartlett), 43 Beacon Av., Hoi yoke, 
Mass. 

Mrs. Henry H. Folsom (Mary Hardy), 
Straw Point, Rye, N. H. 

Caroline A. Jenkins, 285 Culpepper Ter., 
Portland, Ore. 

Ex- 1896 

Gertrude (Porter) Hall's son Harry, Union 
'26, has a 2-year fellowship in physics at 
Harvard. 

1897 

Class secretary — Mrs. George W. Wood- 
bury (Harriet Patch), Commander Hotel, 
Cambridge, Mass. 

Helen Atwater was a member of the Presi- 
dent's Conference on Home Building and 
House Ownership held in Washington, Dec. 
2-5, 1931. See Current Publications. 

Belle (Baldwin) McColl, in addition to her 
work with the Internatl. Inst., her Church 
Assn., and Symphony Advisory Council, is 
conducting a current events class every week 
at the Y. W. C. A. and occasionally lectures on 
Oberammergau or current events. She was 
abroad last year with her daughter Jennette, 
who is club editor for the Detroit Free Press. 

Lois (Barnard) Vickers and her husband 
took a cruise to Jamaica in November. 

Edith (Breckenridge) Fisk's mother, aged 
88, died Dec. 7, 1931. 

Grace (Dustan) Rawson and her daughter 
had a gift shop and tea room at their home in 
North Craftsbury (Vt.) last summer. Her 
daughter Nancy entered Grinnell Col. in the 
fall and Charles, the youngest child, is a junior 
at Craftsbury Acad. 

Ruth (Hill) Arnold went to Europe last 
summer accompanied by Carolyn (Snow) 
Merrell's ('96) daughter Harriet. 

Ruth (Jenkins) Jenkins's daughter Barbara 
is a junior at the School of Architecture, Univ. 
of Mich. 

Bertha (Kirkland) Dakin visited her 
daughter Louise in Cleveland in November 
and while there attended a delightful Smith 
Club luncheon. 

Ada (Knowlton) Chew is at Radnor (Pa.) 
this winter, busy with problems of the un- 
employed and her work with the Women's 
Overseas Service League. 

Alice (Lord) Parsons is giving a course of 
lectures at Rollins Col., Winter Park, Fla., on 
the "Contribution of Women to the Progress 
of the World." Her daughter Patricia is 
with her. 

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a serious automobile accident in November. 

Edith (Melluish) Davis's son David gradu- 
ated in July from the Univ. of S. D. with the 
degree of LL.B., passed the Illinois Bar exami- 
nations, and was admitted to practice in 
December. 

Frances (Ripley) Willard's son Allan is at 
the School of Bus. Admin, at Harvard. Her 
son Thomas is at Knox Col., and Cordelia is at 
boarding school. 

Shepard B. Clough ir., grandson of Mary 
(Shepard) Clough, was born July 19, 1931. 

Harriet (Simons) Gray's husband, Solon G. 
Gray, died Dec. 22, 1931. 

Mary B. Smith's mother died Nov. 2, 1931, 
after an illness of many years. 

Charles \V. Merriam 3d, grandson of Julia 
(Sturtevant) Merriam, was born Mar. 3, 
1931. Julia and her husband went to Seattle 
and California last summer. Her son Warren 
lives in Berkeley, Calif. 

Grace (VViard) Young's son James entered 
Lafayette Col. last fall, and her daughter 
Marjorie entered Wilson Col. 

New Address. — Marion Gemmel, Hotel 
Lennox, North St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Ex-1897 

Florence Barnard is spending the winter in 
Washington, D. C. Perm, address, 1658 
Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. 

Katherine (Garland) Vilas has written a 
one-act play, "The Troublesome Sex," which 
was broadcast from Cleveland in September. 
It has also been given by two Madison (Wis.) 
women's clubs. Address, 237 Lake Lawn 
PI., Madison, Wis. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Nathaniel S. Kaime 
(Mary Burnham), Glendenning Mission Can- 
yon, P. O. Box 648, Santa Barbara, Calif. 

Mrs. William H. Whittemore (Alice Pearl), 
27 Everett St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Mrs. A. S. Apsey (Laura Soule), 1658 
Beacon St., Brookline, Mass. 
1898 

Class secretary — Ethel M. Gower, 29 
Mather St., New Haven, Ct. 

Alma Baumgarten was Dean Nicolson's 
hostess when Miss Nicolson visited San Diego, 
and Alma gave a tea for her Nov. 22. 

Maud (Breckenridge) Monges is busy with 
translations for the Anthroposophical Soc. of 
which her husband is general secretary. She 
visited Cara Burch on Mt. Desert for a month 
last summer. 

Jessie Budlong is in Florida for the winter 
with Harriet Cobb '89. 

Emma (Byles) Cowperthwait spoke at a 
Hartford meeting of the League of Nations 
Assn. in December. 

Georgia (Coyle) Hall's son graduated cum 
laude from Amherst in June and is now at 
Columbia Law School. Her daughter Ade- 
laide '30 is doing advanced work in philology 
in Italy, France, and Germany. Georgia 
herself did some work for the Emergency 
Unemployment Relief Drive in N. Y. She 
reports a Coyle-Smith Christmas party which 
included Sue Coyle '94, Virginia Coyle '11, 
Virginia (Hall) Webb ex-'28, Adelaide Hall 
'30, and Georgia (Coyle) Hall '98. 



Cornelia (Harter) Stiger's daughter Isabella 
ex-'31 is engaged to Morris Ketchum Jr., an 
architect of N. Y. C. 

Bertha (Heidrich) Miles's son is at Harvard 
School of Bus. Admin. 

Eleanor Paul writes of a visit at a country 
place in Holland and of seeing Louisa Fast in 
Paris last summer. 

Vera (Scott) Cushman had her college 
nieces with her for the holidays. She has 
made several speeches on her Y. W. C. A. 
world trip "even to the N. Y. Clergy Club." 
In January Vera was a delegate to the Wash- 
ington Conference on the Cause and Cure of 
War. 

Alice Todd is teaching English in the 
Somerville High School and spends her sum- 
mers on the Maine coast. She writes en- 
thusiastically of a visit at Juniper Lodge. 
Her mother died in December. 
Ex- 1898 

Edith (Ames) Crosby visited Emma 
Cowperthwait in November; and Julia (Mor- 
ris) Foster, Cellissa (Brown) Norcross, and 
Ethel Gower lunched with her. Edith is 
spending the winter in Pasadena with her sis- 
ter, Mrs. Thomas Winter. 

Clara (Jepson) Beers is at the Hotel Holley, 
N. Y. C, for the winter. 

Cara Walker's father, Oliver Walker, 
Northampton's oldest business man and a 
Civil War veteran, died in December. 
1899 

Class secretary — Miriam Drury, 334 Frank- 
lin St., Newton, Mass. 

Carrolle (Barber) Clark's son, Lincoln Jr., 
Stanford '30, was married June 27, 1931, to 
Marian C. Strong of Pasadena, Stanford '31. 

Louise (Barber) Hoblit has for the 4th 
time been elected president of the Pasadena 
Board of Education — this time for '31-32. 

Harriet (Bliss) Ford, who has served the 
Conference on the Cause and Cure of War in 
various capacities since its beginning, gave the 
recorder's report on programs at the January 
Conference. 

Fanny Eastman was out of school 9 weeks 
as the result of an auto accident. 

Margaret (May) Ward's 2d daughter, 
Faith, Smith '24, is engaged to Frederick J. 
Libby of Washington, D. C. Mr. Libby is 
executive secretary of the Natl. Council for 
the Prevention of War. 

Grace (Mossman) Sawyer gave an organ 
recital in Ware (Mass.), Nov. 10, for Mary 
(Smith) Livermore's Unitarian Alliance. 

Agnes (Mynter) Robertson and her hus- 
band and dog drove around the Gaspe penin- 
sula last summer, and she recommends the 
trip as both quaint and beautiful, well worth 
while, and thoroughly French. 

Mary Pulsifer is a director and press and 
publicity chairman of the Brookline Woman's 
Club. She is also recording secretary of the 
Woman's Guild of Harvard Church, Brook- 
line, and recording secretary of the Wednes- 
day Morning Club of Boston. 

Elizabeth Ray has been taking courses in 
story-telling which she is using with much 
pleasure in connection with her library work. 



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1900 

Class secretary — Mrs. Herbert L. Sutton 
(Frances Howe), Westover Rd., Litchfield, Ct. 
See We See by the Papers. 
Gertrude Gladwin's brother, Arthur Scott, 
is associated with Else (Meier) Schevill's 
brother-in-law, Ferdinand Schevill, in a newly 
organized course in the humanities at the 
Univ. of Chicago. 

Marguerite Gray spent the summer abroad 
but has returned to California. 

Bertha (Groesbeck) Haskell has a grandson, 
son of her daughter Katharine (Haskell) 
Tyler '28, born Dec. 29. John Cowperthwait 
Tvlcr is a great-nephew of Agnes (Cowper- 
thwait) Tyler '98. 

Alida (Leese) Milliken's daughter Alida '30 
was married, Oct. 30, to Frederick Edgar 
(amp, in N. Y. C. Mr. Camp is assistant to 
the dean of Princeton. 

Clara Loomis has sent to the Editor of the 
Quartkrly a letter of appreciation and 
thanks to the Smith friends who have helped 
in the rebuilding of Doremus School in Yoko- 
hama, which was destroyed in the earthquake 
of 1923. Since that time the school of 150 
girls has carried on in a portable building sent 
out from Seattle. She writes: 

"Four years ago we decided to start an 
endowment fund of $10,000, buy a much 
needed adjoining lot for $10,500, and raise 
$70,000 for building. It seemed a wild 
undertaking, but with our Japanese friends 
to share the burden it has been done, and 
we now have our endowment fund, govern- 
ment recognition, the coveted piece of land 
and two beautiful, well-equipped buildings, 
with tennis court, basket-ball field, and 
running track. November 2 our buildings 
were dedicated and with appropriate cere- 
monies we celebrated the Sixtieth Anniver- 
sary of the founding of the school. Throngs 
of people were here to rejoice with us and 
our festivities continued for 3 days and in- 
cluded an alumnae luncheon, a tree-day 
ceremony, sports and open house, and 
entertainment for people of the neighbor- 
hood, with our impressive Thanksgiving 
service the following Sunday. The gener- 
ous gifts of books and money from Smith 
friends I have put into our bright, sunny 
reading room, a place that is already being 
well used." 

Else (Meier) Schevill sailed with her hus- 
band in December to spend the winter in 
Southern France. Mail will be forwarded to 
her from 205 E. 68th St., N. Y. C. Her son 
William is in Australia with a scientific ex- 
pedition sent out by Harvard. 

Virginia (Mellen) Hutchinson's father died 
Jan. 20. 

Laura (Shedd) Schweppe's daughter Jean 
has gone with Helen Stout's ('03) travel school 
to various European cities. Her son John is 
at St. Paul's School. 

Florence (Whitin) Parsons's father died 
Nov. 10, 1931. 

The educational adventure — Camp Arden 
— which Elizabeth Whitney undertook several 
years ago with Miss Katherine Everts, has 



been so successful that Elm Lea, a school of 
longer duration, has been started. The fall 
and spring terms are held in Putney (Vt.) and 
the winter term of 16 weeks at the Hotel 
New Weston in N. Y. C. See the advertising 
pages of this issue for information. 
Ex- 1900 

Martha (Leach) Fisk's husband died Dec. 
3, 1931, in Iowa City. 

1901 

Class secretary — Mr^. John Barker (Miriam 
Trowbridge), 5 Crofut St., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Agnes (Childs) Hinckley's 2d son, B. 
Barrett Jr., entered Yale last fall. 

Mary Coggeshall is established in a new 
studio at 509 Madison Av., N. Y. C. She is 
now consulting interior decorator for Smith. 

Amy Ferris with Dorothy Young '02 left 
New York in November and drove to Cali- 
fornia where she expects to see Martha Howey, 
Martha Criley, and Marian (Sutton) Berry. 

Agnes (Gilchrist) Watterson's son David is 
in his 2d year at the Harvard School of Bus. 
Admin. 

Helen (Howes) Gleason's son John gradu- 
ated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1931 
and is now studying history at Baliol Col. 

Frances (Lips) Harshaw and her daughter 
spent last summer abroad. 

Laura (Lord) Scales's mother, Mrs. John 
K. Lord, died in Northampton on Oct. 12, 193 1. 

Rebecca Mack is treasurer of the Chicago 
Branch of the A. A. U. W. 

Mabel Mead has moved to 390 Riverside 
Dr., N. Y. C, in order that she may entertain 
foreign students in her home. Through the 
Y. M. and Y. W. C. A., International House, 
and Dr. Fosdick's church she goes to foreign 
student gatherings and then invites individuals 
and groups to lunch, tea, dinner, and evening 
parties with Americans — "a home-brew form 
of international relations." 

Marguerite (Page) Hersey's son Francis 
was married in October to Mary Harris of 
Wellesley. 

Helen (Smith) Hamilton has taken an apart- 
ment at 22 Grove St., N. Y. C. Her son 
Russel graduated last June from Yale with 
honors and received the memorial cup given 
for the most artistic work in the Yale Record 
in '30-'31. He is now connected with the 
Franklin Speir Advertising Agency in New 
York. 

Ethel (Stetson) Bingham's daughter Eleanor 
is vice-president of the Sophomore Class. 

Miriam Titcomb wrote from Delhi that she 
had seen Charlotte De Forest in Kobe where 
the corner stone for the new buildings of Kobe 
Col. had just been laid. In Canton Miriam 
had breakfast with Julia (Mitchell) Kunkle. 
She returns to her school in Cincinnati in 
January. 

Ex- 1901 

Isabel (Adams) Dodge's husband, Gardner 
Dodge, died Sept. 21, 1931, of heart trouble. 
Harriet (Greenhalge) Martin is ill in a hos- 
pital at Ste. Anne de Beaupre. She recently 
translated into English and had published a 
French book entitled "A Wee Little Sister of 
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Helen (Henderson) Sullivan is doing relief 
work for the Pa. R. R. furloughed men in 
Sewickley and Pittsburgh. Helen's son 
George graduated last June from St. John's 
Col. of Law in Brooklyn. Her son Roger was 
recently married. 

Eva (Lewis) Cushman's daughter is prepar- 
ing for Smith at the Hathaway-Brown School 
in Cleveland. 

1902 

Class secretary — Mrs. Henry Burr (Ursula 
Minor), 5515 High Dr., Kansas City, Mo. 

Married. — Grace (Osborne) Hays to Rev. 
Louis J. Luethi, early in January. Dr. 
Luethi is a graduate of Oberlin, and pastor of 
the Congregational Church of Hyde Park 
(Vt.), where he and Grace will live. Grace's 
mother died Dec. 20, 1931. 

Other News. — Adelaide (Burke) Jame- 
son's daughter Lois is president of the Junior 
Class at Smith. Her two younger daughters, 
Ann and Jean, are at Burnham, preparing for 
Smith. Adelaide writes that a hearty wel- 
come awaits all 1902ers who go to see her in 
Haven House. 

Alice (Egbert) Howell is doing remedial 
teaching at Mrs. Forbes's school, New Haven 
(Ct.), and taking some graduate courses in the 
Dept. of Education at Yale. She hopes that 
classmates in or near New Haven will drop 
her a line at 51 Mill Rock Rd. 

Eda (Heinemann) Kuhn has been working 
in the "talkies" and over the radio this year. 
She is now on Broadway with her husband 
in "Distant Drums," a new play under the 
management of Katharine Cornell's husband, 
Guthrie McClintic. 

Ursula (Minor) Burr has been elected 
diocesan president of the Woman's Auxiliary 
of the Episcopal Church. 

See We See by the Papers for news of Hen- 
rietta Prentiss. 

See Current Publications for news of Ger- 
trude Tubby. 

Laura (Westcott) Wilson's work has been 
seriously affected by the tremendous snow- 
storms that have been sweeping Arizona and 
New Mexico, destroying the flocks and caus- 
ing untold suffering among the Navaho In- 
dians among whom she is stationed. 

Beth (Whitin) Keeler, with her husband 
and her 2d son, Marston, sailed early in Janu- 
ary for California, by way of the Panama 
Canal. They will spend February and March 
at the San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito, Santa 
Barbara, where Beth hopes that any near-by 
1902ers will look her up. In April they will 
tour California and then motor east through 
Arizona and Oklahoma. 

Ex-1902 

Grace (Bushee) Worcester's son Leonard is 
a junior at the Univ. of Ala., and Donald is a 
sophomore at the Univ. of Vt. 

Lavarah (Fish) Wheaton is president of the 
Manchester (Mass.) Woman's Club and 
chairman of the local Girl Scout Council. 
Her daughter Lara graduated from Middle- 
bury cum laude in 1929, standing first in her 
class in English, and is teaching in the Peter- 
boro (N. H.) High School The 2d daughter, 



Alice, finished second in her class at Sargent 
School, and is phys. educ. supervisor in the 
schools of Port Henry, N. Y. Dorothy, the 
3d daughter, is a junior at Middlebury. 

Alice (Judson) Laing's husband, Gordon 
Laing, professor of Latin at the Univ. of Chi- 
cago, is the author of "Survivals of Roman 
Religion" in Longmans, Green's series, "Our 
Debt to Greece and Rome." 

The bronze tablet recently placed in the 
new clubhouse of the Natl. League of Pen- 
women bears, among others, the name of 
Grace (Nutting) Moore. Grace's husband, 
Philip Hooper Moore, has recently published 
a book of sonnets called " Rossignol Rhymes." 
Slightly less recent, but hitherto unreported 
are 2 other books of Mr. Moore's: "With Rod 
and Gun in Canada," and "Slag and Gold." 

Lucy Taggart christened the U. S. S. 
Indianapolis with a bottle of water from 
White River and Fall Creek in Indiana at its 
launching in Camden (N. J.), Nov. 7, 1931. 
1903 

Class secretary — Mrs. Herbert M. Kempton 
(Klara Frank), Box 28, Mercersburg, Pa. 

The class has presented to John Morgan 
Wortley, the son born in July 1931 to our 
Class Daughter, Janet (Olmsted) Wortley 
'27, and grandson of Marguerite (Prescott) 
Olmsted, a silver plate inscribed, "To the son 
of our Class Daughter from 1903." 

Alice (Bookwalter) Ward sailed Jan. 23 to 
resume her missionary duties in Ceylon. 

We hope all 1903 saw Edith Hill's Christ- 
mas card picturing her new home at 249 
Crescent St., Northampton. The famous 
"Belle" is also on the card and a glimpse of a 
hospitable living-room. May there be many 
happy 1903 reunions there! 

Susan (Kennedy) Tully sailed in January 
with her daughter Susan '29 for Vigo, Spain. 
She will be in England this spring doing 
genealogical research. Address, c/o Bankers 
Trust, 3 place Vendome, Paris. 

Marguerite (Prescott) Olmsted made a trip 
through New England in the fall visiting 
Northampton, Williamstown, and Hartford 
among other places; then before Christmas 
went to Chicago to spend the winter with her 
daughter Janet. 

Mr. and Mrs. William S. Langford (Marie 
Weeden), have announced the engagement of 
their daughter Margaret to Henry Warnick, 
Cornell '24, of Amsterdam, N. Y. The wed- 
ding is to be in the spring. Margaret, Mary's 
oldest child, is a graduate of the Halsted 
School, Yonkers (N. Y.), and Pine Manor, 
Wellesley, Mass. 

New Address. — Edith Fisher, 330 W. 6th 
St., Claremont, Calif. 

Ex- 1903 

Florence (Kenyon) Hyde goes to Europe 
every summer and last winter went to South 
America, but when at home in Syracuse (N.Y.) 
she works in the interests of many civic 
projects such as the Museum, the Music Set- 
tlement, and the Syracuse Symphony Orches- 
tra. She is the Onondaga County chairman 
of the VVomen's Natl. Organization for Pro- 
hibition Reform. 



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I. ill. i (Stone) Parsons has a grandson, Ed- 
ward Parsons, born Aug. 19, 1930, the son of 
her only child, Josiah Parsons Jr. 

Please Bend any information you may have 
concerning these former members of the class 
to the secretary. Mail has been returned 
from the onl) known addresses: Abigail Bates 
(maj be Mrs. John Henry), Bertha Rosenfeld 
Mrs. Edward L. Rosenfeld), Florence Avery 
Mrs. I ram is Barrigrand), Leila Cooke (Mrs. 
George 15. Maxwell), Rosetta Macnaughtan 
Mrs William H. Chadwell). 
1904 
i secretary — Eleanor Garrison, 21 Griggs 
Ter., Brookline, Mass. 

I 1. irence Bart lett wrote from Alcalde (N.M.) 
in October: "Am out in my western home 
for a short time. Spent 3 months in Swe- 
den last summer where I found a fine old 
Swedish peasant room to present to the Art 
Inst, of Chicago. We flew a good deal and 
enjoyed it immensely. Expect to lecture on 
Swedish peasant art this winter." 

Elizabeth Biddlecome and Helen Marble 
are keeping house at 156 Newbury St., Boston. 

Edith Camp reports an unusual trip to 
Demerara (B. G.) via British West Indies. 

Helen (Cilley) Alder's son Bradbury is 
manager of the clearings dept. in the North- 
western Bank of Minneapolis. John is a 
sophomore in the mining engineering dept. at 
M. I. T. Lavinia is preparing for Smith at 
the Northrop Collegiate School. 

Mary (Comer) Lane wrote: "Mary and I 
spent the fall motoring in Italy and Germany. 
Returned on the lie de France with Bess 
Boynton." 

Gertrude Comey has moved into the 
George Walton Apts., Augusta, Ga. 

Florence Crafts, whose time is spent in so- 
cial work, is taking a course in Christian 
psychology. 

Edna (Cushing) Weathers's husband, Niel 
A. Weathers, died Jan. 12, at the Montclair 
Hospital. He was Amherst '98 and Columbia 
Law School '05. Mr. Weathers was chairman 
of the board of the United Electric Securities 
Co. He was a member of the Alumni Council 
of Amherst and a close associate of the late 
Dwight W. Morrow. 

Elizabeth Dana resigned from the Hartford 
V. M. C. A. in 1929. Since then she has been 
to California, France, and Bermuda. In 
October she was at home again in Worcester. 

Emma (Dill) Grand is enjoying a southern 
winter. Brooks is at Yale, Helen at Farming- 
ton, and Gordon at the Hill School. 

1 lannah (Dunlop) Colt has served the N. Y. 
Smith Club as director, member of the New 
Property Committee, and chairman of the 
Scholarship Fund Committee. 

Lilian (Ehrich) Riegelman's son William 
entered Dartmouth this fall. Carol '30 has a 
position at the Carnegie Endowment doing 
research under Dr. Shotwell. 

Pauline (Geballe) Newlin reports motoring 
from Portland (Ore.) to Los Angeles last sum- 
mer to the Natl. Educ. Assn. Convention. 
" I had a delightful visit with Florence 
(Vaile) Hall." 



Anne (Gregory) Young is enjoying being 
in business with her husband. She is selling 
real estate. 

Ruby (Hendrick) Newcomb is keeping 
house for her father in Chicopee Falls. "I 
am sorry to give up shopkeeping in Upper 
Montclair. The consignors have been very 
congenial and the customers delightful." 

Lois James is recuperating at the Worcester 
City Hospital from injuries received in an 
automobile accident early in November. 

Flora Keeney returned from Manila in 
Jan. 1930. She spent the winter of 1931 with 
her family in southern Texas. Last Septem- 
ber she became gen. secretary of the Y. W. 
C. A. in Akron, O. Address, 146 S. High St. 

Georgina (Kellogg) Reynolds's son Ran- 
dolph is steward of his fraternity, treasurer of 
his house, and on the business staff of the col- 
lege paper. Georgina is enthusiastic about 
her summer on Lake George and in Canada. 

Elizabeth Kemlo writes from the French 
Alps: "I am living the life of the people of 
this country and never have I known 2 finer 
people than the dear old Savoyard couple 
whom I have persuaded to receive me as 
pensionnaire." Address, c/o Amer. Express 
Co., 11 rue Scribe, Paris. 

Adele (Keys) Hull writes from La Jolla, 
"Everybody happy and well, business good." 

Mary (Kimberly) Shirk, after a trip to 
Alaska in August, has gone on a world cruise 
with her niece. Her tickets were purchased 
most satisfactorily through Phila (Johnson) 
Burck. 

Anna (Kincaid) Thompson has had a good 
year in music with many pupils. "I put on 
another Christmas concert this year; over a 
thousand heard it; all the standing room was 
taken. I arranged readings from Isaiah and 
composed the musical setting, arranging it for 
organ and piano." 

Edith (Kingsbury) Watson's daughter 
Margaret is at Connecticut Col. 

Frances Lockey, while taking a course at 
the Harvard Summer School, lived in the 
Yard in Mass. Hall, "the first time women 
have been allowed in those sacred precincts." 

Anna (Mansfield) Conn writes, "We had a 
thrilling trip to the Pacific coast and north 
to Vancouver." 

Margaret Nash is at Goodrich House, 1416 
E. 31st St., Cleveland, where she is doing 
settlement work this winter. 

Florence Nesmith and Mabel Barkley are 
devoting their energies to the Foreign An- 
tiques Shop in Lowell. Several new rooms 
arranged with exceptional charm have been 
added to the original showroom at 38 Market 
St. 

Fanny (Oakman) Spinney has a grand- 
daughter, Joyce Havilin Spinney, born July 
18, 1931. 

Edna (Olds) Pease's son Francis, Amherst 
'31, is at the Harvard Law School. Elizabeth 
is at the Emma Willard School. 

Marion (Prouty) Bensen, with her 4 chil- 
dren, motored to Wisconsin last summer and 
spent a month there. Harriet is at the Finch 
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Mary (Pusey) Safford spent last summer at 
Charlestovvn Beach, R. I. Henry Safford Jr. 
is at St. Johnsbury Acad., and Sally at St. 
Agatha in New York. 

Edna (Stern) Salmon is commissioner on 
the Schenectady Girl Scout Council. 

Elisabeth Telling wrote from Bali, Oct. 10: 
" I have moved from the city down on the 
plain where it is cool. I am in a small govern- 
ment hotel with only the native family that 
looks after the place and occasional tourists 
who take luncheon here when they visit the 
sacred spring in the valley just below. It is 
a lovely place and it is wonderful to sojourn 
with such a sweet-natured and joyous people." 

Dorothy (Upham) Vaughan's daughter 
Caroline is a sophomore at the Univ. of Calif. 

Edith (Vaille) Weeks spent the summer at 
her father's ranch in Colorado. Upon her 
return to Ogden she had a glimpse of Elsa 
(Longyear) Roberts on her way to California. 
Edith's son Frederick is with Procter & Gam- 
ble in Kansas City and Eleanor has a secreta- 
rial position in the Chicago State Legislator's 
Office. Philip is studying forestry at the 
Agricultural Col., Logan, Utah; and Barbara 
is at Rowland Hall, Salt Lake City. 

Brooke (van Dyke) Gibson's son William is 
at Harvard. Ellen is completing her course in 
advertising art at the N. Y. School of Applied 
Design for Women. The three younger boys 
are at Gunnery. 

Mary van Kleeck spoke in Washington, 
Dec. 2, 1931, before the special Senate Com- 
mittee investigating plans for a national eco- 
nomic council. 

Olive (Ware) Bridgman's son Robert is at 
the Loomis School. 

Margaret (Watson) Perry's daughter Mar- 
garet was married to Paul Wesley Bruton of 
the Yale Law School faculty, Sept. 2, 1931. 

A figure called "Dancer," by Alice Wright, 
was shown in the Exhibition of Sculpture of 
Our Times assembled by the College Art 
Assn. held at Smith this fall. 

Elizabeth Hamburger, our Class Baby, is 
reading manuscript and doing research work 
with Doubleday, Doran & Co. in New York. 
Ex- 1904 

Harriet (Chamberlin) Robertson's husband 
died Apr. 5, 1931. Harriet is selling building 
materials. Address, 123 Madrona PI., Seattle, 
Wash. 

Hazel (King) Bakewell returned from 
Europe in December. 

Mary (Kinney) Swain is clerk of the Chris- 
tian Science Church in Winona, D. A. R. 
registrar and chairman of the Publicity Com- 
mittee, chairman of the Dept. of the Legal 
Status of Women for the League of Women 
Voters, and chairman of the Women's Golf 
Assn. 

Jessamine Rockwell reports her daughter's 
graduation from Pomona Col., also summer 
glimpses of Alice (Hatch) Nelson, Anna (Mans- 
field) Conn, and Henrietta Bosworth. 

Diana (Swanton) Alter's daughter Kath- 
leen is teaching English in the junior high 
school at Uniontown, Pa. Frances is a 
sophomore at Penn. Col. for Women. 



Sallie Tannahill has been promoted to 
assoc. professor of fine arts at Teachers Col. 
See Current Publications. 

Grace (Waters) Bartholomew's daughter is 
studying textile design at the N. Y. School of 
Design. 

Blanca Will received the Fairchild Me- 
morial Award for the best work of the year 
(1930) in Rochester in art, literature, or sci- 
ence. See We See by the Papers. 
1905 

Class secretary — Mrs. Clark Hill (Katharine 
Clark), 401 Main St., Catskill, N. Y. 

Helen (Abbot) Lapham's oldest son, Lewis, 
is working this winter in San Francisco after 
a trip abroad last summer which included a 
month in Russia. He graduated last June 
from Yale where he was class orator and 
president of dramatics. Her younger son is 
nearly 13 and is preparing for Harvard. 
Carol, after 2 years at Smith, went abroad 
with her mother and is now doing Junior 
League work, music, and society. Her 2d 
daughter made her debut in December. 

Edna (Capen) Lapham's husband has a 
transport pilot's and army flying license; 
Edna and her 2 sons have private pilot's 
licenses and Julie, 17, has made her solo flight. 
They own 2 ships and use them like automo- 
biles. Edna and her husband returned to 
Texas this fall by air from their summer home 
in New Canaan, Ct. 

Clara (Clark) Brown's father died Dec. 17. 
Early in November Clara motored with Helen 
Rogers to Rochester (N. Y.), stopping en 
route at Concord (N. H.) to visit Helen's 
nephew, at Northfield (Mass.), and Nor- 
thampton, where they visited Florie Adams. 

Mary (Clark) Elbert's older son, Benjamin, 
is a sophomore at Ames Col., studying chemi- 
cal engineering; her younger son, Clark, a 
sophomore at Grinnell Col., is taking a pre- 
law course. Mary and her mother own and 
manage an apartment house in Des Moines 
and on Oct. 14 Mary took the job of secretary 
to the women's division of the Welfare Drive. 
During the summer she was doing a survey 
for the Crowell Pub. Co. on oil and gas buyers. 

Martha Clay is on a committee sponsored 
by the Natl. Council of English Teachers to 
investigate correlation between vocational 
guidance and English. An article of hers was 
printed in the September English Journal, and 
Martha would be glad to hear from any other 
Smith people interested in this subject. 

Emily (Emerson) Day's husband w r as given 
the honorary degree of LL.D. at the Univ. of 
Vt., last June. 

Alice Evans is occupying for at least 3 years 
the chair of health education in the Western 
State Teachers Col., Kalamazoo (Mich.), one 
of the four established as a result of the $10,- 
000,000 fund given by Senator Couzens to be 
spent on the health of the children of Michi- 
gan. Alice has her own apartment and is a 
member of an Altruso Club, which is similar 
to the men's Rotary. 

Kate (Fairchild) Arnold spent the past 
summer with her family on Lake Minnetonka, 
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is graduating this year from Blake School and 
will probably go to Williams. 

Mary (Hastings) Bradley was entertained 
in Philadelphia in the fall at a luncheon given 
for her by Horace Lorimer, editor of the 
Saturday Evening Post. 

Florence (Johnson) Collins's daughter gradu- 
ated last June from the Univ. of Minn. This 
is Robert s junior year at the same university 
and the younger son is a senior in high school. 

Representative and Mrs. John Q. Tilson 
(Marguerite .North) were entertained last fall 
by Representative and Mrs. Allen T. Tread- 
way at the Elms, Stockbridge, Mass. Their 
son John O. Jr. was one of 41 Vale students 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa last fall. 

Marjorie Perry says she had a grand sum- 
mer and fall — "6 children at her camp in the 
mountains, 19 horses, 6 chickens, 3 dogs, a 
kitten, 2 magpies, and 4 wild hawks to feed, 
scrub, and mend for." Although the older 
boys helped with the horses and could saddle 
for the little ones, the days were not half long 
enough. 

Jean (Pond) Wentworth's son is a junior at 
Stanford Univ. and her daughter has entered 
Mills, the college on the Pacific coast that 
most nearly resembles Smith. Jean and her 
husband are much interested in the activities 
at Mills: she as an honorary member of the 
senior class and Mr. Wentworth as trustee and 
treasurer. 

Genevieve (Scofield) Barrows and her en- 
tire family spent the summer in a delightful 
hotel at Oberhofen, Switz., looking down on a 
12th century castle on the edge of Lake Thun. 
Katharine (De La Yergne) Stevenson and her 
husband motored from Grenoble for a week 
with them. 

1906 

Class secretary — Fannie H. Robinson, 32 
S. Munn Aw, East Orange, X. J.; asst. secre- 
tary — Mrs. Lewis X. Murray (Barbara Kauff- 
mann), "Dunkeld," \V. Lake Rd., Dunkirk, 
X. Y. 

Gertrude (Cooper) Dean flew for the first 
time in October when she returned to Boston 
from X. Y. C. after attending an executive 
meeting of the class officers and a 1906 lunch- 
eon held the same day at the Smith Club. 

Alice (Foster) Mullins has spent 6 months 
with her daughter Betty, the 1906 Class 
Baby, who is receiving treatment for tubercu- 
losis at the Cragmor (Colo.) Sanitarium. 
Betty is improving slowly and hopes to be 
discharged in June. 

Edith Furbush is now with Kennedy, Hall 
& Co. of X. Y., a firm which handles invest- 
ment securities. 

Caroline Hinman sailed for Xaples Jan. 26, 
taking 2 girls on a 2 months' trip to Italy and 
Sicily. They will be in Sicily during the al- 
mond-blossom season. 

Mary (Holmes) Eastman has opened a 
shop in the Shoreham, Washington (D. C), 
for the display of Elsmar gowns. Associated 
with her is the Baroness von Rohden-Tyng, 
the wife of an army physician. 

Janet (Mason) Slauson's husband, Capt. 
Kinsley W. Slauson, U. S. Army, has been 



made chevalier of the Legion of Honor for his 
services in Franco-American cooperations. 
See We See by the Papers. In January he left 
Paris to take up regular quartermaster duties 
with troops. Address, Maxwell Field, Mont- 
gomery, Ala. 

Margaret (Maxon) Draper's husband, Dr. 
Warren F. Draper, has been appointed State 
Health Commissioner of \'a. Her son War- 
ren Jr. is at Amherst. 

Louise (Ryals) Arkell entertained 17 mem- 
bers of 1906 for luncheon at her home in 
X. Y. C. early in December. 

Pauline Sperry has been promoted to assoc. 
professor of mathematics at the Univ. of 
Calif. 

Ex- 1906 

Anna (Blackwell) Belden's husband, 
Charles F. D. Belden, director of the Boston 
Public Library, died suddenly in October. 
He had served as president of the Amer. 
Library Assn., and on more than one occasion 
represented American libraries in Europe with 
distinction. The King of Italy named him a 
cavaliere of the Order of the Crown, and the 
City of Ravenna awarded him the Dante 
medal. 

New Address. — Mrs. Edward C. Douglas 
(Estelle Williamson), The Kennedy- Warren, 
3133 Connecticut Av. X. W., Washington, 
D. C. 

1907 

Class secretary — Mrs. James L. Goodwin 
(Dorothy Davis), 10 W T oodside Circle, Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

Marion (Carr) Condit is president of the 
board of trustees of the Cleveland Visiting 
Xurse Assn. 

Helen (Dupuy) Van Pelt has recently 
landscaped the grounds of the Christian 
Science Benevolent Assn. Sanatorium in San 
Francisco, and is now laying out the grounds 
of the new Woman's Prison for California. 
In February she is to give a course of lectures 
to the San Francisco Garden Club. Business 
address, 260 California St., San Francisco; 
residence, 18 Barber St., San Anselmo, Calif. 

Dorothy (Evans) Xoble has recently re- 
signed as postmaster of Yalyermo (Calif.) and, 
with her husband, is spending the winter 
camping and tramping in Death Valley, cook- 
ing over a sagebrush fire and sleeping on the 
ground minus a tent. Mr. Xoble, a geologist, 
is gathering material for a monograph of that 
region. 

Louise (Forbes) Thompson's daughter 
Janet is engaged to Edward E. Gilman Jr. of 
Xew York, M. I. T. '24. 

Arlene (Hasson) Scott's husband died sud- 
denly last July from mastoid infection. 

Beatrice (Humphrey) Milligan's daughter 
Mary Louise was married, Nov. 21, to Charles 
X. Lowrie Jr. of X. V. C. Beatrice's younger 
daughter is doing commercial photography 
and does a large part of Best & Co.'s advertis- 
ing. 

Florence (Jackson) Latham's husband has 
been made asst. superintendent of the West- 
ern Military Acad., Alton, 111. Her eldest son 
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Florence McCaskie is teaching English at 
the Internatl. Baptist Sem., East Orange, 
N.J. 

It has never been reported in these columns 
that Jeanne (Miller) Trumbull has a daugh- 
ter, born in August 1922, and that her husband, 
Capt. Wallace Augustus Trumbull, U. S. A., 
died in Japan in 1925. 

Anna (Reynolds) Morse's husband died of 
heart disease Dec. 27. 

Marie Roberts is chairman of an oral com- 
position committee drafting a new course of 
study for the state of Pennsylvania. 

Morley (Sanborn) Linton has brought her 
family back from South America, and is living 
in Rowayton, Ct. (P. O. Box 237). 

Elizabeth (Sewell) Turner teaches contract 
bridge in St. Louis and vicinity. 

Ruth Sikes is conducting a traveling school 
in Noyes-Rhythm, spending the winter 
motoring from place to place, giving demon- 
strations and teaching classes. In December 
she went to California by boat and will motor 
back across the continent in the spring. 

Virginia Smith is endeavoring to have free 
classes in adult education started for the un- 
employed in Rochester, supplementing the 
night schools, that they may feel their idle 
time is not wasted, and may be better prepared 
for future work. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. D. Merton Rust 
(Isabel Broderick), 508 Main St., Wayne, 
Neb. 

V. Pauline Hayden, 58 Oxford St., Win- 
chester, Mass. 

Mrs. Mason Condict (Mason Montgomery), 
158 Cleveland St., East Orange, N. J. 

Carobel Murphey, 615 S. Alexandria St., 
Los Angeles, Calif. 

Mrs. Herbert C. Robbins (Bertha Smith), 
S. Mountain Estates, Millburn, N. J. 
Ex- 1907 

Florence (Beman) Goodspeed's husband, 
professor of botany at the Univ. of Calif., is 
receiving much recognition for his experiments 
on seedlings with the X ray. 

Margaret (Chevalier) Howard is spending 
the winter in Southern France with her 
youngest boy and her daughter Elizabeth, 
who was seriously injured in an automobile 
accident a year and a half ago and is still 
recuperating. 

Ruth Olyphant expects to graduate from 
Teachers Col. in June, go to the X. Y. School 
of Social Work next year, and afterward to 
the Sorbonne. She will then be a consulting 
psychologist. 

Edith (Wilson) Bruen is teaching French to 
about 50 women in La Causerie Francaise in 
Kansas City. She is also studying Italian, 
going to the Mexican church to hear Spanish, 
and collaborating with a professor in compiling 
an encyclopedia of proper names found in 
Dante. 

New Address. — Mrs. Henry B. Morse 
(Ray Johnson), 502 S. Windsor Blvd., Los 
Angeles, Calif. 

1908 

Class secretary — Mrs. James M. Hills (Helen 
Hills), 876 Carroll St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 



Ruth (Bartle) Strong, with her daughter 
Virginia, left Portland Sept. 13 to spend the 
winter in Germany. Her son Curtis entered 
Whitman Col. last fall. 

Dora (Bosart) Evans has had charge of her 
husband's office since he started in business 
for himself more than a year ago. 

Frances (Clary) Snow's son Dwight is 
engaged to Jean Johnston '31. 

Lena (Curtis) Poillon is chairman this year 
of the N. Y. People's Chorus of 500 voices 
that gave a Christmas festival Dec. 13 in 
Carnegie Hall. 

Eunice (Fuller) Barnard attended the Natl. 
Teachers' Convention in Los Angeles last 
July, representing the N. Y. Times, of which 
she is educational editor. The trip home 
included an opportunity to follow her "near- 
cowboy daughter on horseback over the 
mountain trails of New Mexico." Eunice 
spoke of these two experiences before the 
Brooklyn Smith Club at its December 
meeting. 

Edith (Libby) Mitchell's daughter Polly is 
a student at Emma Willard School, and 
Frances is at Pine Manor. 

Marion (McLennan) Hancock's "Company 
A" children are Ted, a sophomore at Wes- 
leyan; Helen, in her 2d year at the Madeira 
School before entering Smith; and Marion at 
Emma Willard. The 3 younger children, 
constituting "Company B," are still at home. 

Ethel (Page) Arnold's daughter Jane is a 
sophomore at Wells; her son Warren Jr. is at 
the Gunnery School. 

Helen (Ribbel) Pullman teaches 8 grades in 
San Luis Rey, Calif. Her oldest daughter, 
Helen, is in the State Normal School in San 
Diego, and Gertrude is a student nurse at 
Knapp College School of Nursing, Santa 
Barbara. 

Alta (Smith) Corbett took her 3 oldest 
daughters abroad last summer. Caroline is 
still abroad, Gretchen is taking a secretarial 
course in Portland, and Lesley is preparing to 
enter Smith next fall. 

Mabel (Tilton) Coolidge is president of the 
Reading College Club for another year, and 
also chairman of the new junior high school 
branch of the P. T. A. Her husband is chair- 
man of the School Committee. 

Margaret (Topping) Tourtellot is the proud 
possessor of the first 1908 grandchild, David 
Oliver Smart IV, born to her daughter, 
Margaret (Tourtellot) Smart, Oct. 7, 1931. 

Martha (Weed) McAllister's son is a fresh- 
man at Yale. 

Ex- 1908 

Gertrude (Cookman) Silliman's daughter, 
Margaret (Silliman) Harvey, has a son, Le 
Roy, born Aug. 15, 1931, the first ex-1908 
grandchild, so far known. 
1909 

Class secretary — Sarah B. Hackett, 320 
Tappan St., Brookline, Mass. 

Mabel (Grandin) Carruthers and family 
returned to Pasadena last fall after 15 
months in Europe where Mabel studied lan- 
guages and sculpture. 

Mildred (Lane) Woodruff is giving lectures 



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on current events this winter for the benefit of 
tin- local Community Chest. 

Hazel (Payne) Van Evera has a son in the 
freshman class at Yale and another son who is 
a senior al I . S. Naval Acad. 

Alice (Pierce) Barry writes that her hus- 
band has been made president of the Col. of 
Mines and Metallurgy, a branch of the Univ. 
of Tex. at El Paso. She is acting as his secre- 
t ary and is also president of the College Club of 
El Paso. 

Edna True returned to Chicago Nov. 1 after 
a thrilling trip to China and Japan. In addi- 
tion to extensive traveling, she attended the 
Lindbergh reception in Tokio, witnessed the 
disasters of the great flood, experienced a 
genuine typhoon, and returned to San Fran- 
cisco on the maiden trip of the Hoover. 

Eleanor Upton holds a Sterling Fellow- 
ship this winter for research work in history. 
Her mother has moved to New Haven. 

Jane (Wheeler) O'Brian and her oldest 
daughter visited Northampton during the 
Thanksgiving holidays, after which Jane 
spent a week with the Boston 1909ers. 

Josephine (Whitney) Nixon and her hus- 
band are spending the winter at 213 Rex Av., 
Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. 

New Address. — Mrs. James R. Piper 
(Grace Miller), 677 Chestnut St., Waban, 
Mass. 

Ex- 1909 

Laura (McKillip) Loudon's husband, Dr. 
Harry M. Loudon, died in Boston, Dec. 11, 
1931. 

1910 

Class secretary — Alice O'Meara, 12 Keswick 
St., Boston, Mass. 

Born.— To Dolly (Bennett) Brown a 3d 
child and 2d son, Richard Bennett, June 1, 
1931. 

Other News. — Virginia (Bartlett) Stearns's 
father died in Buffalo last November. Dr. 
Bartlett had been interested in historical re- 
search, business, architecture, and photogra- 
phy. He was one of the founders of York 
Hall, the Yale chapter of Chi Phi. 

Selma (Bush) Bobbitt is teaching in a Los 
Angeles school. She has her 2 daughters with 
her. 

Anne (Garnett) Blaney is a member of the 
Y. W. C. A. board in Phoenix (Ariz.), and has 
been working on the Community Chest also. 

Florence (Hopwood) Judd's boy Philip is at 
Pom fret School. 

Eva (Jenison) Mitchell's husband is attend- 
ing the Army War Col. All the family are 
enjoying their stay in Washington. 

Helen Jones received a gold star on one of 
her pictures (landscape architecture) at the 
Architectural League exhibit in New York last 
winter. 

Celia (Kimball) Breed's older son is a fresh- 
man at Bowdoin. 

Grace (McGuire) Allen's oldest son has 
entered the University School in Cleveland. 

Ruth Mitchell has been elected to the presi- 
dency of the Minn. League of Women Voters. 
Last summer her sister, Caroline (Mitchell) 
Bacon '97, died suddenly. 



Mary Reilly went to Russia last summer 
with Sherwood Eddy's party, returning by 
way of Vienna, Rome, and Paris. She has 
started her 2d season of current events lec- 
tures, specializing in information about Russia. 

Edith (Riker) Kemp is spending the winter 
in Boston while her husband does electrical 
research at M. I. T. Edith has a volunteer 
job with the Red Cross. 

Frances (Siviter) Pryor's husband has been 
ordered from Annapolis to Boston as medical 
aid, First Naval District. This means that 
all the naval medicine activities — hospitals, 
dispensaries, recruiting stations — are under his 
supervision. They have settled in Cambridge 
and Pierrie has entered the Buckingham 
School. Last summer Capt. Pryor was ap- 
pointed by President Hoover to lead the dele- 
gation sent by the U. S. to The Hague to 
attend the 6th Internatl. Congress of Military 
Medicine and Pharmacy. Frances went with 
him and together they made the " grand tour," 
ending at the Colonial Exposition in Paris. 

Mary Anne (Staples) Kirkpatrick won the 
3d prize ($100) in the Forum's budget contest 
in October. Her answer to the problem, a 
2000-word paper, was published in the 
November Forum. 

Ethel (Wilson) Nichols's sister died in 
London, Aug. 5, and her mother in Bridgeport 
(Ct.), Aug. 9. Ethel and her husband spent 
September in a Canadian camp. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Jesse V. Perry 
(Wilma Ridgway), 932 S. Madison Av., 
Pasadena, Calif. 

Mrs. Van Antwerp Kemp (Edith Riker), 
7 Exeter St., Boston, Mass. 

Mrs. George D. Bearce (Katherine Wells), 
Dalhousie, N. B., Can. 
1911 

Class secretary — Mrs. Joseph P. O'Brien 
(Margaret Townsend), 614 Madison Av., 
Albany, N. Y. 

Married. — Marjorie Addis to Aloys Augus- 
tus Robert, Sept. 25, 1931. 

Born. — To Lois (Cunningham) Hethering- 
ton a 2d son, John Alan Crawford, Sept. 26, 
1928, and a 2d daughter, Margery Ruth. 
May 10, 1931. 

To Edith (Foster) Huntington a daughter, 
Alice Loring, June 16, 1924, and a 2d daughter, 
Mary Morrell, Aug. 24, 1927. 

To Katharine (Kidder) Osborne a daughter, 
Margaret Ann, Feb. 14, 1931. 

To Gertrude (Lyford) Boyd a daughter, 
Rosemary Katherine, July 6, 1931. 

To Anna (Rochester) Kennedy a daughter, 
Maryanna, Dec. 1, 1931. 

Other News. — Katharine (Ames) George, 
with her husband and 2 daughters, plans to be 
in Europe from January to September. They 
will go to London, Paris, The Hague, and Ber- 
lin, leaving the children with a French family 
and in a French school. 

Elsie (Baskin) Adams is returning from 3 
years' residence in London. 

Bertha (Bender) Biele's oldest daughter 
entered Cornell last September to study archi- 
tecture. Bertha is active in Girl Scout work. 
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summer putting into Braille "The Christ of 
Every Road" by E. Stanley Jones. 

Bertha (Bodwell) Fitter had a son enter 
Dartmouth and a daughter enter Smith in 
September 1931. 

Carol Brown is selling her Irish woolens in 
a shop at 419 Boylston St., Boston. 

Gladys (Burgess) Clifton is again stationed 
at the Portsmouth Xavy Yard. 

Harriet Ellis is director of lower school 
(kindergarten to 6th) in the Cambridge School. 

Isabel (Guilbert) Wales is president of the 
Boston Smith Club. 

Her many friends in 1911 will regret to learn 
of the death of Gertrude (Lyford) Boyd's 
mother, July 20, 1931. 

Helen (Miller) Rockwood returned in Sep- 
tember from another year in Paris. Her 
husband, who is professor of Romance lan- 
guages at Ohio State Univ., spends every 4th 
year there. They have many friends there, 
and their son attends a French school. 

Adelaide (Peterson) Love has had over 200 
poems published. They have appeared in 
leading newspapers, the Christian Century, 
the Carillon, Poet Lore, Poetry, Kaleidoscope, 
Poetry World, Literary Digest, Step Ladder, 
Musical Leader, and Contemporary Vision (of 
which she is a contributing editor). She has 
had the benefit of criticism from Sandburg, 
Mark Van Doren, and Robert Hillyer, all of 
whom have encouraged her to go on. 

Margaret (Russell) Bentley is a medical 
social worker in the Cornell Dept. of Hygiene. 

Helen Scriver, teacher of lip reading to the 
deaf, attended the summer school at Univ. of 
Calif, in 1931. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Henry S. Hunting- 
ton (Edith Foster), Richbell Close, Scarsdale, 
N. Y. 

Mrs. Samuel S. Crossman (Pauline Haskell), 
Harrison Av., New Canaan, Ct. 

Mrs. Ira W. Bird (Marion Lucas), 133 
Lexington Av., N. Y. C. 

Mrs. David C. Prince (Winifred Notman), 
Tulipbrook, Swarthmore, Pa. 
Ex-1911 

Margaret (Atwater) Greene is in Italy. 
She has traveled there and in Greece since last 
spring, part of the time with her daughter, 
Dorothy Moot ex- f 33. 

Margaret (Clemens) Rollins's daughter is at 
the Bishop's School, and her son is a cadet at 
the San Diego Army and Navy Acad. Mar- 
garet's winter address is La Jolla, Calif. 

Lucy Eveleth is librarian at Swampscott 
(Mass.) public library. 

Rosina (Mandelberg) Freedman, president 
this year of the Council of Social Agencies, 
runs the Pynchon Tea Room, 1331 Main St., 
Springfield, Mass. Marion (Butler) Boynton, 
who has been teaching contract bridge, has 
run a successful series of lessons at Rosina's 
tea room. 

Mrs. Herbert S. Woodward (Ethel Warren), 
2220 Humboldt Av. S., Minneapolis, Minn. 
The 3 oldest of her 7 children are now in col- 
lege: Warren at Occidental Col., Los Angeles; 
Margaret at Univ. of Cincinnati (each work- 
ing his way); Ruth is in the Univ. of Minn. 



1912 

Class secretary — Mrs. John R. Carlson 
(Henrietta Peabody), 25 Frederick St., Xcw- 
tonville, Mass. 

BORN. — To Isabelle (Cook) Smith a 3d 
child and 1st son, Robert Everdell, Oct. 11, 
1931. 

Other News. — Marie (Curial) Menefee's 
2 children, Edward and Dorothy, have been 
very ill with mastoid and gland trouble, but 
are improving. 

Gertrude (Darling) Benchley's eldest son, 
Nathaniel, is a student at Exeter Acad. 

Helen (Forbes) Orwig writes that she seems 
to be entirely surrounded by committee meet- 
ings, and that she plans to have her camp for 
little girls again next summer. 

Lillian (Holland) Smart and Ruth (Paine) 
Blodgett took important roles in "Six Who 
Pass While the Lentils Boil," given by the 
Lynn Smith Club before Christmas. Grace 
Xeill designed the costumes for this play 
which was given most successfully for the 
benefit of the Scholarship Fund. 

Evelyn Smith studied extensively at Ox- 
ford last summer. 

Margaret (Washington) Pfeiffer and family 
are spending the winter in Pasadena, Calif. 
Ex- 19 12 

Margery Bedinger sends greetings from the 
continental divide and tells us of her interest- 
ing trip this last summer through Zion and 
Bryce Parks, to the Hopi Snake Dance, 
Xavaho Reservation, and the Intertribal 
Indian Ceremonial at Gallup, X. M. 
1913 

Class secretary — Mrs. Alexander Craig 
(Helen Hodgman), 314 E. 17th St., Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

Born. — To Dorothy (Davis) Jenkins a 5th 
child and 3d son, Hugh, Aug. 1931. 

To Orpha (Gerrans) Gatch a 5th child and 
4th daughter, Margaret Murray, June 3, 
1931. 

To Edith (Week) Booth a 3d daughter, Noel 
Catherine, Dec. 15, 1931. 

Other News. — Dorothy (Douglas) Zinsser 
has adopted a little daughter, Joan Colville, 
born June 25, 1931. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Stephen K. Perry 
(Alice Cone), 3 Sargent St., White River 
Junction, Yt. 

Mrs. Harry B. Sherman (Eliza Crosby), 
Univ. of South Dakota, Vermillion, S. D. 

Lilian Jackson, 37 E. 65th St., X. V. C. 

Mrs. Courtland C. Van Deusen (Mary 
Lorenz), c/o Amer. Presbyterian Mission, 3 
Tsiyang Rd., Tsingtao, Shantung, China. 
Ex-1913 

Married. — Katharine Potter to Dr. Peter 
B. Bain. Address, 1673 Columbia Rd., 
Washington, D. C. 

1914 

Class secretary— Mrs. Philip W. Robinson 
(Lois Gould), 29 Church St., Ware, Mass. 

Born. — To May (Brooks) Wynne a 5th 
child and 3d daughter, Sarah Leigh, Oct. 8, 
1931. 

Other News. — Louise (Ball) Blossom 
writes that Prof. Sleeper was in Chicago to 



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attend the performance of his "Larghetto," 
u hich was played by the Woman's Symphony 
Orchestra of that city last fall. 

Margaret Bloom has had a historical juve- 
nile, " Black 1 lau k's Trail," published. It has 
to do with the last stand of the Indians east 
of the Mississippi. She has also contributed 
articles to recent magazines. See Current 
Publications. 

Marguerite (Daniell) Barnes and family are 
in Wellesley Farms for the winter. 

Anna Doyle has been at Harvard Summer 
School the last 2 years. 

A letter received from Margaret (Farrand) 
Thorp too late to be included in the class letter 
Bays in part: "The exciting thing of course 
about being in England at the moment is the 
sense one has that something very big is just 
around the corner — the impression that the 
next 6 months may bring a really shattering 
change in the structure of the world. You 
feel, I suppose, in America too that the capital- 
istic system is obviously and definitely worn 
out; that one may prop it for a few years but 
that something fresher and better has got to 
be constructed to meet the requirements of a 
modern world. ... I must say that I like 
ancient buildings and rejoice that we have 
just acquired a flat next door to that of Oliver 
Cromwell's secretary. Also I like spending a 
week-end, as we did not long ago, in a univer- 
sity, Durham, which houses its students in a 
Xorman castle." 

Helen (Gaylord) Tiffany's 3 musical daugh- 
ters are studying the cello, piano, and violin. 

Margaret Hodges was abroad last summer. 

Norma Kastl writes: "I have been for the 
last 2 years a member of the firm of M. E. 
Stuart & Assoc., 230 Park Av., N. Y. C, 
advertising and merchandising consultants— 
especially in the home furnishing field. In 
1930 we made a study of home furnishings in 
12 cities from coast to coast." 

Margaret (Larner) Wotherspoon's father 
died last fall. Her husband, Lieut. Com., 
U. S. X., is now attached to the gun factory at 
the Navy Yard in Washington, so the family 
will continue their residence there for at least 
2 more years. Her 3 children are in Friends 
School. 

Elizabeth (McMillan) Howard is in South- 
ern Pines (X. C.) for the winter. 

Helen Moore will represent 1914 at the 
February Council meeting in Xorthampton. 

Effie (Oppenheimer) Yactor is president of 
the Jewish Teachers' Inst, of Cleveland. 

Xelle (Robie) Eaton is serving her 2d year 
as president of the Baldwinsville Woman's 
Club. 

Helen (Sheridan) Gordon visited Ann Col- 
man in Boston last fall. 

Louise (Silberman) Friedlander has re- 
cently returned from a trip to the South Sea 
Isles with her husband and 3 sons. 

Fannie Simon was in Mexico last summer 
where she saw Elizabeth (Curtiss) de Cer- 
vantes '12. 

Mary Tolman addressed the fall meeting 
of the College Club of Boston on "Avoca- 
tions." 



Ex- 19 14 

Borx. — To Louise (Clemens) Smith a 2d 
child and 1st daughter, Mary Margaret, Feb. 
14, 1931. 

Other Xews. — Yirginia (Flad) Deane has 
bought 2 farms near Underhill Center, \'t. 

Clarissa (Hall) Hammond and her husband 
had a 5 weeks' trip abroad last summer. 
Clarissa continues her interest in music and 
writing poetry. 

1915 

Class secretary — Mrs. H. W. Lord (Hester 
Gunning), 459 Middlesex Av., Metuchen, X.J. 

Jean (Alexander) McMahon's father died in 
October. 

Mary Dempsey is teaching English at the 
Chicopee (Mass.) High School. 

Angeline (Freeman) Kitson is studying 
vertebrate anatomy. She is also doing church 
money-raising work and volunteer social 
work. 

Katharine (Greene) Pangburn is doing 
interracial work with the Women's Club of 
Montclair (X. J.), and is also interested in 
dramatic work with the Montclair Cosmopoli- 
tan Club. 

Frances Mullane is teaching cooking at the 
Boys' Yocational School in Xewark, X. J. 

Ruth (Williams) Buchanan's mother died 
Nov. 20. 

The Xew York and vicinity group met for 
supper at the Smith Club on Jan. 11. 
Ex-1915 

Xew Address. — Mrs. Karl Schmidt 
(Grace Butler), 3621 Glencairn Rd., Shaker 
Heights, O. 

1916 

Class secretary — Mrs. George M. Lovejoy 
(Margaret King), 44 Oakcliff Rd., Xewton- 
ville, Mass. 

Born. — To Frances (Fessenden) Pease a 
1st child, Roger Waterman Jr., Aug. 30, 1931. 

To Eunice (Stebbins) Couch a 1st child, 
Eunice Burr, Mar. 15, 1931. 

To Elizabeth (Wheeler) Richardson a 2d 
child and 1st daughter, Mary Alice, in Octo- 
ber. 

Other Xews. — Dorothy (Attwill) Oates 
produced a chart for the Amer. Assn. of Hos- 
pital Social Workers, charting present condi- 
tion of 240 cancer patients over years 1927-30 
and measuring the amount of follow-up service 
needed for the different types. This was 
shown at the Natl. Conf. of Social Work and 
the Amer. Medical Assn. and photostatic 
copies are being distributed over Massachu- 
setts in connection with its cancer program. 

Sarepta (Bowman) Terletzky was in Boston 
most of last summer as her husband was 
flying the Boston-Halifax plane as pilot. 

Geneva (Clark) Watkins and her husband 
spent the summer in Alaska and British 
Columbia. Address, 911 Arlington Av., 
Lawton, Okla. 

Eleanor Coit is educational secretary of the 
Affiliated Summer Schools for Women Work- 
ers in Industry. 

Marjorie Darr took a month's cruise to the 
West Indies with Agnes Taylor '15 last sum- 
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Edna Donnell has written a special bulletin, 
issued by the Metropolitan Museum, describ- 
ing the Van Rensselaer wall paper, a recent 
acquisition, rare and valuable and enormously 
interesting. 

Dorothy Downing's father died July 15. 
Dorothy is spending the winter in Florida. 

Emma (Gelders) Sterne has had two of her 
plays for children produced by the Children 
Players, a repertory company producing in and 
around New York under the direction 
of Adrienne Morrison. "The Reluctant 
Dragon" was given in November and 
"Joan of Arc" in December. 

Marie Gilchrist has been in Marquette 
working on a book and taking advantage of 
the Historical Society's library there. She 
returned to Cleveland the first of January to 
her job of directing the poetry groups at the 
library. 

Gwendolen Glendenning got her Ed.M. at 
Harvard last summer. 

Vera Gushee had a summer course in 
creative reading with Lee Wilson Dodd and 
in creative seeing with Randolph Johnston at 
The Playhouse-In-The-Hills, Cummington, 
Mass. 

Elizabeth McLean had Dorothy (Mack) 
Nichols with her husband and daughter as 
guests in July at her summer home on Lake 
Ontario. 

Augusta Patton spent 2 months last summer 
in Europe. 

Helen Ryder spoke before the English sec- 
tion of District 1 of Mich. Education Assn. 
in Detroit. 

Louise (Smith) Pope spent the summer at 
Yellowstone Park where her husband was busy 
with ranger naturalist duties. They are 
starting their 2d year in the biology dept. of 
Whitman Col. 

Marjorie (Smith) Wallace's mother died in 
January 1930 and her father in September. 

Frances (Steinbach) Weil lost her brother 
Nov. 18 and her mother Aug. 20, 1931. 
Address, 670 Prospect St., Xew Haven, Ct. 

Miriam (Wood) Haseltine has closed her 
nursery school temporarily and is taking a 
course in toy making and light woodwork. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Alexander M. 
Charlton (Marie von Horn) c o U. S. S. West 
Virginia, c o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. 
I Mrs. Caldwell H. Fisk (Muriel Wood), 
5325 Shriver Av., Des Moines, la. 
Ex-1916 

Myrtle Davis is a practicing osteopathic 
physician in Colorado. Address, 3492 S.Broad- 
way, Englewood, Colo. 

Ethel (Sparks) Sparks is executive vice- 
pres. of Rutherford's better films committee. 
Address, 466 X. Maple Av., Ridge wood, X. J. 

Gertrude Welsh is secretary to the president 
of S. W. Straus c\ Co., X. Y. C. 
1917 

Class secretary — Mrs. Theodore Z. Haviland 
(Esther Lippitt), 305 West End Av., Ridge- 
wood, X. J. 

Borx. — To Eunice (Clark) Schmidt a 3d 
daughter, Katrina Louise, July 15, 1931. 

To Marion (Dakin) Burroughs a 1st child, 



Rosalind Lisle, Aug. 23, 1931. She has moved 
to 214 Palliser St., Johnstown, Pa. 

To Sybil (Davis) McXamara a 3d child and 
1st son, T. Edward III, May 29, 1931. 

To Helen (Pierson) Brower a 2d son, Lin- 
coln Pierson, Sept. 10, 1931. 

To Elizabeth (Schmidt) Turner a 4th child 
and 2d son, Carl Layton, Sept. 13, 1931. She 
is president of the Utica Smith Club. 

Other News. — Elizabeth (Beaver) Bill 
left her son Edward in boarding school in 
England and rejoined her husband in Singa- 
pore last June. Since then she has accom- 
panied him on motor trips through Sumatra, 
the Malay Peninsula, and Siam. 

Grace Brownell is teaching Latin in the Oak 
Lane Country Day School in Philadelphia and 
lives at 508 Independence Av. 

Estelle (Greenberg) Goldschmidt, after a 
visit of 11 months in Europe, has returned to 
her antique shop in Germantown, Pa. 

Elizabeth Hancock has returned from Eng- 
land where she studied at the Tobias Matthay 
Pianoforte School, is living at 107 Washington 
Av., Cambridge, Mass., is teaching at the 
Lincoln-Field School mornings, and giving 
piano lessons afternoons. 

Alice (Hueston) King lost her mother in 
September. 

Marie Knowles has been promoted from 
district supervisor to asst. director of the Bos- 
ton Community Health Assn. 

Martha (MacGuire) Riddle is now at 
5626 Woodlawn Av., Chicago. She is chair- 
man of the entertainment committee of the 
College Club and a member of the board of 
directors of the Chicago Xursery and Half- 
Orphan Asylum. 

Sarah Ravndal left Istanbul last January 
and wandered around Europe, finally landing 
at 8 Church Circle, Farnborough, Hants, 
Eng., where she will stay some time with 
Inga. 

Sarah Scott has her own "Scott and Bab- 
cock Xursery School " in a lovelv penthouse at 
220 E 73d St., X Y. C. She writes of a 
Chinese baby that was the special attraction 
last summer and invites all who have a career 
and a 2- to 4-year-old, to send the latter to her. 

Eleanor (Stearns) Towns is a member of 
the board of directors of the Y. W. C. A. and 
of the Family Welfare Society of Queens 
Village, and exec, secretary of the town's 
Council of Social Agencies. Also she is on 
the executive committees of the neighborhood 
section and the social service exchange of the 
Welfare Council, X. Y. C, and the X. Y. C. 
Conference of Social Workers; all of which she 
boils down and terms herself a "professional 
volunteer." 

Dorothy Thomson has completed a most 
interesting tour: 3 months in Xew Zealand; 
1 in Australia, Ternate in the Molucca group, 
Bali, Java, and Sumatra; 2 months between 
Singapore and her arrival in Honolulu via 
Hongkong, Shanghai, and Japan; and 6 
weeks in Honolulu. 

Mary Yulcano is teaching in the Hartford 
Public' High School, living at 247 Fairfield 
Av., and enjoying the Hartford Smith Club. 



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\i u Addresses. Mrs. Vincent L. Ben- 
Francea Gibson), 112 Randolph Av., 
Milton, Mass. 

Mrs. William F. C. Nelson (Margaret 
Price), Marland Rd., Broadmoor, Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 

Marian Stark, 417 Sterling PI., Madison, 
Wis. 

1918 

Class secretary — Maren Mendenhall, 71 
Parkman St., Brookline, Mass. 

M akrii :n. — Louise Adams to Baron Fred- 
crik van Hogendorp, June 22, 1931, at Zeist, 
1 lolland. They will live in Java for 2 years. 

BORN.— To Ashley (Burton) Wemple a 
son. William Barent Jr., Aug. 27, 1931. 

To Margaret (Button) Hand a 3d child and 
2d son, Andrew, May 13, 1930. 

To Dorothy (Hunter) Ulf a son, Marshall 
Hunter, Aug. 12, 1931. 

To Jane (Kerley) Gallogly a 2d child and 
1st daughter, Mary Kerley, Oct. 8, 1931. 

To Margaret (Mason) Nye a 4th child and 
2d daughter, Margaret Whitney, Oct. 16, 
1931. The baby lived but 3 days. 

To Margaret (Perkins) Bliss a 2d daughter, 
Virginia Walker, Nov. 2, 1931. 

To Sarah (Whitman) Henderson a 4th 
child and 3d daughter, Carol, Sept. 16, 1931. 

To Edna (Wood) Turner a 3d daughter, 
Virginia Massie, Aug. 6, 1931, in China. Her 
2d daughter's name is Frances Edna. They 
expect to be in the U. S. A. next summer on 
furlough. 

Adopted. — By Augusta (Burwell) Church a 
2d child and 1st son, Thomas Teasdale II, 
born June 21, 1929. They have bought a 
house at 1902 15th Av. N., Seattle, Wash. 
Augusta says that university Y. W. C. A. work, 
Smith Club, and high school sophomores in 
church school help to keep her out of ruts. 

By Dorothy (Knight) Crone a son, Peter, 
born Feb. 1930. 

Other News. — Margery Alden is teaching 
retail selling and business English in a high 
school in Schenectady, N. Y. 

Elsie Briggs has a year's leave of absence 
to study towards her Ph.D. at Radcliffe. 

Eva (Gove) Seely substituted for Miss 
Benedict in freshman mathematics for several 
weeks last fall. She also tutors mathematics, 
chemistry, and Latin. Her 11-year-old son 
is an honor student in junior high. 

Margaret (Jennison) Marchant is at present 
in Evanston, 111. Temp, address, 1401 Davis 
St. 

Dorothy-Kate (Johnston) Dent and her 
husband went to Bermuda for 3 weeks last 
summer. 

Mary Landis lives at the Natl. Arts Club, 
N. Y. C, while she continues her work in 
singing, writing, and painting, with occa- 
sional trips to England or France. 

See We See by the Papers for news of Grace 
McKldowney and her bar examinations. 

Mary (Mikell) Hart attended an Episcopal 
general convention in Denver for 2 weeks last 
fall. 

Henrietta (Opper) Stern enjoyed a trip to 
Europe last summer. 



Marjory (Parsons) Craver reminds us all 
to make our pledges to the Alumnae Fund. 

Clorinda Ramsey has returned to teach 
in the Emma Willard School after a year in 
Paris. 

Donna Root presides over travel in the 
Cleveland Public Library. She says she is 
supposed to help Mr. and Mrs. Citizen plan to 
see the world on next to nothing; also do more 
solid research for the serious minded. She has 
had 2 travel articles published. Last summer 
she drove 4000 miles, seeing America first. 

Dorothy (Rose) Handerson and her hus- 
band have been on a cruise to Panama. On 
returning they moved from Cleveland to 39 
Johnston Rd., Akron, O. 

Edith Sprague spent last year in London as 
an exchange teacher in a girls' high school. 
Her Christmas holidays were spent in Italy 
and skiing in Ziirs, Austria. At Easter she 
took a month's walking trip in the Lake 
District and in Scotland, and in the summer 
she climbed mountains in Switzerland and 
attended Wagner operas in Bayreuth. 

Esther Thomson is teaching history in 
Harcum School, Bryn Mawr. She had a 
short trip abroad last summer. 

A 1918 luncheon was held at the N. Y. 
Smith Club, Dec. 19, under Eddie (Thornton) 
Baylis's supervision. 25 came and everyone 
reported it a great success. 

Alice (Turkington) Corrin rejoices in her 
return to California to live although she says 
"commuting" from coast to coast with furni- 
ture has no thrills for her. 

Meredyth Wetherell took a cruise to Labra- 
dor, Newfoundland, and the Gaspe Peninsula 
last summer. She is secretary of the music 
dept. of the Fall River Woman's Club. 

Lucille Wilson is studying in the N. Y. 
School of Social Work this winter. 

Helen Witte has returned from Germany 
.-*nd is working at the Museum of Natural 
History, N. Y. C. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Clifford H. Smith 
(Dorothy Barnard), 74 Tremont St., Hartford, 
Ct. 

Mrs. Allan M. Paul (Ora Crofut), 3310 
Lamb Av., Richmond, Va. 
Ex-1918 

Married. — Emily Hill to Laurence 0. 
Goodell, June 20, 1931. Address, 73 School 
St., Springfield, Mass. 

Other News. — Coreta Baird is a personal 
shopper at Marshall Field's Evanston store. 

Almeda (Hastings) Burnett went 150 miles 
to Kansas City to a Smith luncheon last 
spring and was sorry to miss the fall meeting 
when Dean Nicolson spoke. 

June (Love) Stratton and her husband have 
been to Europe, going as far as Moscow, 
Athens, and the Balkans. 

New Address.— Mrs. Henry A. Whitaker 
(Dorothy Rand), 98 Fort Greene PI., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 

1919 

Class secretary — Mrs. Spencer M. Holden 
(Frances Steele), 106 Carman Av., Lynbrook, 
N. Y. 

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Cook, Dec. 12, 1931, at Bristol, Ct. Janet 
Sessions, Grace (McCall) Sessions's daughter, 
was in the bridal party. Isabelle (Emery) 
ck, Constance Kelton, Lucy (Kings- 
bury) Piper, Janet (Mitchell) Seaman, Yelma 
Rogers, and Harriet (Ross) LeBoeuf attended 
the wedding. Address, 24 Paul Revere Rd., 
Arlington Heights, Mass. 

Horn. — To Cora (Brenton) McKinney a 
2d child and 1st daughter, Carol Grace, Oct. 
9 1931. Address, 2808 27th St., Washington, 

To Hester (Pratt) Richardson a 3d son, 
Donald Kenneth, Jan. 20, 1931. 

To Mildred (Williams) Brown a 4th child 
and 1st son, Norman Pierson, June 6, 1931. 

Other News. — Dorothy Brock was at 
Macy's for December in the book dept. 

Martha (Ely) Marquis and daughter Anne 
spent November with the Elys in Cedar 
Rapids, la. 

Julia Florance during her trip around the 
world last winter was entertained in Honolulu 
by Catherine (Jones) Richards and by Eliza- 
beth (Low) Lucas '17. 

Leslie Gates commutes from Hartsdale to 
New York, where she is connected with the 
A. I. C. P. as case worker. 

Jane Griffin reminds 1919 of the Alumnae 
Fund contributions. Address, 30 E. 55th St., 
N. Y. C. 

Carolyn (Gulick) Hulbert: "My two chil- 
dren and I are in Honolulu for the winter. 
I am teaching 4th grade in the Punahou 
School. This is real tropics, and I like it im- 
mensely. We shall be back in June so I can 
run my summer camp as usual." 

Helen (Ledoux) Gibbs writes from Florida: 
"We came to Florida about 15 minutes too 
late for the boom and in time for the 1926 
hurricane, which was disastrous but interest- 
ing. Following close on that we had a series of 
bank failures, accompanied by the general 
depression everywhere, so Miami, having 
bravely recovered from her own trouble, is 
now suffering from the country's troubles, as 
she is almost entirely dependent on the 
tourist season. Through my tennis I have 
met some very interesting people. Played 
exhibition doubles with Francis Hunter 
against John Hennessy; with the Miami 
Beach team against the Cuban team, the men 
of which were on the Davis Cup team, both 
here and in Havana. Last winter I was one 
of Yincent Richards's pupils in a Grantland 
Rice Sportlight. I have done broadcasting 
over both Miami stations — WIOD and 
Wo AM — for 2 winters in a trio in which I 
play the piano. The only person in our class 
I've seen is Ruth (Hathaway) Swayze, who is 
down here every winter, her husband being 
manager of a N. Y. brokerage concern. Now 
I am teaching contract bridge — Culbertson 
system — either in groups or private instruc- 
tion. I met and played bridge with William 
Tilden last winter." 

From Herald Tribune — Books "Turns with 
a Bookworm" in November: "As part of the 
window display of Wanda Gag's 'Snippy and 
Snappy' Frances McLeod in Milwaukee fea- 



tured 2 baby mice found in the cellar of 
her bookshop." 

Margaret (MacLeod) Ratliff is graduate 
assistant in the psychology dept. of the Univ. 
of Ky. while studying for her Ph.D. She 
received her M.A. last June. 

Beatrice (Marion) Ackerman and children 
are planning to spend the winter in Florida. 

Dorothea (Marsh) Dolbeare is doing investi- 
gations for Nassau County (N. Y.) for old age 
securities. Her husband is a master at St. 
Paul's School, Garden City, L. I. 

Edna Newman was chairman of the bridge 
given by the Brooklyn Smith Club in Decem- 
ber for its scholarship fund. 

Edith Pitcher's mother died in October. 
Mrs. Pitcher mailed 1919's birthday cards for 
Edith whenever Edith was away. 

Leslie (Pomeroy) Harris, president of the 
Brooklyn Junior League, has been active in 
the women's division of the Brooklyn unit of 
the Unemployment Relief Committee. 

Lois (Robbins) Bozell writes from Omaha: 
"John, 8, Brent, 5>£, and Patricia, 2>£, keep 
me moving most of the time." 

Mary (Rouse) Wilson, her husband, and 2 
children are in Chicago where Mr. Wilson is 
professor in the dept. of Egyptology at the 
Univ. of Chicago. Address, 5542 Kimbark 
Av. 

Dorothy (Scarritt) McKibbin's husband 
died Oct. 27, 1931, after a 4 months' illness 
with Hodgkin's disease. Dorothy has closed 
her home in St. Paul and gone with her year- 
old son, Kevin, to Kansas City (Mo.) to be 
with her parents temporarily. Address, 3240 
Norledge PI. 

Helen (Scholz) Lauenstein and her husband 
visited Marion (Craig) Keene in Indianapolis 
last summer, and Lois Allison in Boston while 
on an eastern motor trip. 

Edith Schwarzenberg spent Christmas on a 
West Indies cruise, sailing Dec. 17 and return- 
ing Jan. 4. 

Genevieve Smith received her M.A. from 
Columbia last February. She is not teaching 
this year, but expects to spend the winter in 
southern California. 

Frances (Steele) Holden thanks 1919 for the 
many Christmas cards sent to her. She is 
temporarily in Lynbrook (L. I.) while her 
husband recovers from an illness. 

Jessie (Thorp) Fiske has moved to Ardsley- 
on-Hudson, N. Y. 

Katharine (Wales) Haines has been active 
on the Unemployment Committee of Dobbs 
Ferry, N. Y. 

New Address. — Frances Hopkins, 100 
Charles St., Boston, Mass. 

Lost. — Mrs. Donald G. Graham (Juanita 
Fisher), 907 11th Av., Seattle, Wash. 

Mrs. Henry E. P. Hansen (Mimie Mills). 
45 Tiemann PI., N. Y. C. 
Ex-1919 

Engaged. — Frances (Ford) Tomlinson to 
William Ayres Aglar Cook of New York. 

Born. — To Grace (McCall) Sessions a 3d 
child and 2d daughter, Mary, Mar. 20, 1931. 

Other News. — Gladys (Baldwin) Harri- 
son, with her 9-year-old daughter, spent 2 



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weeks with Ruth (Perry) Xeff at her home in 
Madison. Gladys moved into a new home 
this year. Address, 4623 Drexel Av., Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

\i\\ ADDRESS. Mrs. A. Victor Ligare 
Mary Reid), 2206 Forestview Rd., Evanston, 
111. 

LOST. Mrs. Charles Gillen (Esther Farn- 
ham), 380 E. 140th St., X. Y. C. 

Frances O'Brien, 215 Vassar Av., Swarth- 
more, Pa. 

Mrs. Harry Guthrie (Evelyn Williams), 
Riviera Apts., San Diego, Calif. 
1920 

Class secretary — Mrs. Gilbert H. Tapley 
(Mabel Lyman), 53 Yale St., Winchester, 
Mass. 

MARRIED. — Carolyn Boudo to John Ray 
Doughty, Aug. 15, 1930. Address, 1661 E. 
23d St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Burn.— To Muriel (Backus) Page a 4th 
daughter, Mary Lucile, Aug. 15, 1931. 

To Elizabeth (Bates) Xicholson a daughter, 
Mary Elizabeth, July 13, 1931. 

To Carolyn (Boudo) Doughty a daughter, 
Elinor, Aug. 15, 1931. 

To Mary (Boyle) Harris a 2d daughter, 
Katherine Augusta, Nov. 5, 1931. 

To Virginia (Davis) McNamara a 4th 
child and 2d daughter, Nancy Ann, Aug. 13, 
1931. 

To Louise (Flanagan) Kaiser a son, Richard 
Jr., Apr. 2, 1931. 

To Katherine (Graham) Howard a 2d child 
and 1st son, Herbert Graham, Nov. 30, 1930. 
He weighed 3)4 lbs. 

To Ruth (Harden) Dolan a 2d son, William 
A., Aug. 5, 1931. 

To Mary (Howgate) Howgate a 2d daugh- 
ter, Margaret Ann, Aug. 17, 1931. 

To Siloma (Hunt) Andrew a 3d child and 
1st daughter, Marcia, Jan. 27, 1931. 

To Rosalie (Kahn) Fleischer a 2d son, 
Robert Louis, July 8, 1930. 

To Ruth (Langmuir) Van de Water a 2d 
son, David Langmuir, Mar. 13, 1931. 

To Marian (Rubins) Davis a 3d child and 
2d daughter, Wilhelmina, Apr. 20, 1931. 
Address, 4613 Skillman Av., Long Island City, 
N. Y. 

To Emily (Sellstrom) McKnight a daugh- 
ter, Emily Sellstrom, Jan. 13, 1931. 

To Harriet (van Zelm) Wadsworth a son, 
Donald van Zelm, July 14, 1931. 

Other News. — Charlotte Eaton has just 
received hef M.A. in nursery education from 
Teachers Col., Columbia. She is educational 
director of the Visiting Nurse Assn. of Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

Estelle (Gardner) Wofford is planning to go 
to Miami Beach for a few weeks in January 
to visit her mother and father, who are spend- 
ing the winter there. 

Ksther Gould "went around the world a 
year ago, writing articles for a syndicate of 
papers. Last summer: Russia, Scandinavian 
countries, and France," where she visited 
Rebecca West. 

Katherine (Graham) Howard's father died 
Nov. 3, 1931. 



Elisabeth Haerle is studying at the School 
of Library Science, Columbia. Address, 
41 1 W. 1 16th St., N. Y. C. (See Publications.) 

Mary (Howgate) Howgate writes: "We had 
a most delightful summer due to the fact that 
we had aSmith undergraduate — Theresa Dodge 
'33 — here all summer taking full charge of Cyn- 
thia. If all the undergraduates approximate 
the one we had, College is turning out a better 
brand than ever. We got her through the Per- 
sonnel Office and the efforts of Mrs. Nield, who 
certainly did the most efficient sort of work for 
us." 

Lucile Larson is very successful in real 
estate even in these times. 

Idella (Lyman) Fretter's husband has been 
elected head of the science dept. of the Holly- 
wood High School. 

Judith Matlack is the proud and contented 
owner of a gorgeous purple pen-and-pencil set 
bought with the money sent in appreciation of 
her labors over "Purple Pastures." 

Frances (Smith) Johnson writes that all 
three of her children had infantile paralysis in 
the fall. After 3 weeks in bed they all re- 
covered without paralysis of any part. 

Louise (Sommers) Peet motored with her 
husband and 3 children via St. Paul and Gla- 
cier Park to Seattle, where she visited her 
mother-in-law. Part of the time they left 
the children, cruised up the inside passage of 
Vancouver Island to Princess Louise Inlet. 
"All through magnificent scenery in a most 
luxurious boat, with lovely weather through- 
out. You can't imagine a more restful experi- 
ence for a fagged mother after a long motor 
trip." 

Edna Welsh "Whippeted" with a friend 
10,000 miles last summer, from New York to 
California, concentrating on Natl. Park, then 
north to Lake Louise. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Emerson H. Yir- 
den (Louise Burker), 524 Almena Av., Ards- 
ley, N. Y. 

Mrs. Edmund F. Jewell (Jeanette Lawson), 
3031 Sedgwick St. N.W., Washington, D. C. 

Mrs. Francis F. Storm (Carol MacBurney), 
Echo Brook, Greenwich, Ct. 
Ex- 1920 

Born.— To Rhoda (Dean) Milligan a 2d 
son, Herbert Lowell, Sept. 2, 1930. Her 
husband is a bank teller. 

Other News. — Eva (Rettenmeyer) Hart- 
man is taking 3 of the courses for teachers at 
Johns Hopkins Univ. this year. She and her 
husband ventured as far as the Adirondacks 
last summer with all 5 children. They proved 
to be such good travelers that they are plan- 
ning longer trips. 

1921 

Class secretary — Mrs. Thomas Penney Jr. 
(Elizabeth Clapp), 744 W. Delavan Av., 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

Married. — Catherine Allyn to William J. 
McCauley, Dec. 1930. 

Edith Betts to Cecil H. Goldbeck, Dec. 6, 
1931, at Wilmington, Del. Address, 60 Gra- 
mercy Park N., N. Y. C. 

May Bossi to Malcom McComb, Feb. 20, 
1929. Address, 15 W. 11th St., X. Y. C. 



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THE 

KATHARINE BRANSON 

SCHOOL 

ROSS, CALIFORNIA 

Across the Bay from San Francisco 

A COUNTRY SCHOOL 
COLLEGE PREPARATORY 

HEADMISTRESS: 
Katharine Fleming Branson, A.B.. Bryn Mawr 



Anna Head School 

Berkeley, California 

A boarding and day school for girls 
of all ages. Out of door sports 
all the year. College preparation 
emphasized. Fully accredited. 

MARY E. WILSON. SMITH 91 

Prim ipal 



feaint Jflargaret'* g>d)ool 

1875 — 1932 

A New England School for Girls 

58th Year. Emphasis upon college preparation. 
New fireproof building on 27-acre country estate. 
Boarding enrollment limited to 85 girls. 

ALBERTA C. EDELL, A.M., Principal 
Box S, Waterbury, Conn. 



HOWE-MAROT 

College Preparatory 
For Leading Women's Colleges 

Marot Junior College 

Two Year College Courses 

For Catalogs Address 

Mary L. Marot, Principal 

Thompson, Connecticut 



0W-HEYW00 



L fl 



On theSouiid^At Shippan Point 

Established 1865 

Preparatory to the Leading Colleges 

for Women 

Also General Course 

Art and Music 

Separate Junior School 

Outdoor Sports 
One hour from Xeu: York 

MARY ROGERS ROPER, Headmistress 
Box T, Stamford, Conn. 



D 



Wykeham Rise 

Washington, Connecticut 

A College Preparatory School 
FOR GIRLS in the country 

Fanny E. Davies, LL.A., St. Andrews 
Head Mistress 



BANCR°FT f s oTg°i& 

32nd Year 

Complete College Preparation 

Individual Attention to carefully selected 
group in Boarding Department of Progres- 
sive Day School. 

Summer and Winter Sports. Dramatics, 
Art, Music. 

A ddress 

HOPE FISHER, Ph.D., PRINCIPAL 

Worcester, Massachusetts 



Oldest Xew England School for Girls 

JUNIOR COLLEGE 

An Accredited Two- Year Liberal Arts College 
for Preparatory and High School Graduates. 
Excellent Courses in Music, Art, Speech, and Home 
Economics. Educational and Personal Counselling. 
Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, 40-acre Campus 
SENIOR PREPARATORY SCHOOL 
Two- Year School Preparatory to the Leading 
Colleges for Women and Bradford Junior College. 

Katharine If. Denworth, Ph.D., President 

Box 70, Bradford, Mass. 



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BORN.— To Katharine (Baker) Vull a 2d 
child and 1st daughter, Kathleen, Aug. 19, 

To Margaret Becker) rriedlich a son, John, 
L929. 

1 1 1 Erna I Brand) Zeddies a 3d child and 1st 
ter, Anne I t. 5, 1931. 

[*o Rebecca (Cantarow) Ulin a 2d son, 
I ... », I 
Helen (Croll) Denby a daughter in 1926. 

To Lois (Dissette) Lee a 2d child and 1st 
boo, Leslie Stanton, Aug. 20, 1931. Temp. 
address, 3665 Washington Blvd., Indianapolis, 
Ind. 

To Llsie (Duberg) Larson a 1st daughter, 
Faith, July 13, 1931. 

Margaret (Goldthwait) Bennett a 3d 
child and 2d daughter, Anne Borodell, Oct. 31, 
1931. 

To Helen (Hallock) Lynch a daughter, 
Nancy Anne, Sept. 27, 1931. 

To Sara (Jackson) Wardel a 2d child and 
2d son, Anthony Went worth, Jan. 11. 

To Alfhild (Kalijarvi) Wuorinen a 1st son, 
John II. Jr., Aug. 9, 1931. 

To Eleanor Xagle) O'Connor a son, Aug. 
30, 1928, and a daughter, July 17, 1930. 

To Anna (O'Connor) Knope a 2d child and 
1st son, Aug. 4, 1931. 

To Emily (Reed) Hooper a 1st daughter, 
Stuart, June 30, 1931. 

To Ethel Jean (Robertson) Lauffer a 1st 
daughter, Elizabeth Ruth, Oct. 10, 1931. 

To Katharine (Walker) Born a 2d son, 
George Walker, Sept. 30, 1931. 

Other News. — Alice Anthony is doing 
Y. W. C. A. and Girl Scout work. 

Helen Barker is president of the Rochester 
Smith Club. She, Carolyn Chapman, Mary 
Chamberlin, and Virginia (Speare) Thayer 
attended Ruth Brooks's wedding in July. 

Helen (Bloomer) Hutchins is president of 
the Junior League of Grand Rapids. 

Katharine Brand has been working for the 
past 6 years on Wood row Wilson's papers. 

Elise (Carrier) Diihrssen was in Europe 
with her husband and children from February 
to May 1931. Her mother died in May 1931 
and her father in 1930. 

Ariel Carstens is doing graduate work at 
Radcliffe. 

Dorothy (Cerf) Bailey works at the Pediat- 
ric Clinic in Rochester, X. V. 

Man,- Chamberlin is interested in Girl 
Scout work in Concord. 

Helen (Close) Van Petersilge is vice-presi- 
dent of the Women's Club, leader of Girl 
Reserves, and a member of the Hospital Com- 
mittee of South Deerfield. 

Alice Cook is dean of the Junior Col. course 
of Briarcliff, Briarcliff Manor, N. V. 

Elsie (Duberg) Larson is teaching. 

Hilda Edmester trained 12 student teachers 
for the X. Y. State Normal School. She is 
interested in Red Cross work, D. A. R., 
Junior Woman's Club, and the College Club 
of Kidgewood, X. J. 

Florence (Gary) Stellern received an M.A. 
from Columbia in 1923. She is a psychiatric 
social worker in Los Angeles. 



Sara (Graham) Sawyer is secretary and 
bookkeeper for her husband's lumber business, 
and secretary-treasurer of the Whitingham 
(\'t.) Chapter of the Red Cross. She has 5 
children. 

Elizabeth (Graves) Hill has a B.S. from Sim- 
mons. 

Margaret (Hannum) Dean is corresponding 
secretary of the League of Women Voters of 
Darien, Ct. She is chairman of child psy- 
chology- work for the Darien Improvement 
Assn. of which Ellen (Laird) Bailey is secre- 
tary. 

Ruth Hensle traveled in Canada in 1931. 

Barbara (Hines) Rock is completing work 
for her M.A. at Austin, Tex. 

Helen (Hookway) Gallagher worked for the 
Assn. of Charities of the Oranges and Maple- 
wood (X. J.) from February until July 1931. 

Alfhild (Kalijarvi) Wuorinen has an M.S. 
She is a chemist. Her husband is a history 
instructor at Columbia. 

Edith (Ketcham) Brinton is a director of 
the Philadelphia Smith Club, having finished 
a 2-year term as recording secretary. 

Martha Kirsten is secretary of the Xorth 
Hudson College Club. 

Yivion Lenon-Brewer was vice-president of 
the Peoples Trust Co. of Little Rock (Ark.) 
before her marriage. 

Louise Leonard spent a week in Brittany 
with Antonina Pizzo, M.A. '22, and her 
brother from Turin. 

Eleanor (Xagle) O'Connor went abroad 
last summer. She is doing Girl Scout work. 

Anna (O'Connor) Knope is connected with 
the hospital auxiliary and a book review group 
in Rochester, X. V. She enjoys also the 
study groups of the A. A. I.'. W. 

Elinor (Palmer) Yroman is president of the 
Smith Club of Portland, Me. 

Helen Pittman is graduate assistant at the 
Mass. General Hospital. 

Emily (Reed) Hooper has an M.A. from 
Columbia. She is teaching classes for adult 
immigrant education. Address, Maple Aw, 
Glenbrook, Ct. 

Ethel (Robertson) Lauffer received her 
M.A. from Columbia. 

Catherine Sammis received an M.A. in his- 
tory from Columbia in 1924. 

Selma Sampliner is head social worker at 
the Xorth End Clinic of Detroit and part- 
time instructor in the dept. of nursing educa- 
tion at the Col. of the City of Detroit. 

Lois Slocum is assistant at the Van Yleck 
Observatory at Middletown, Ct. She has 
published several articles on astronomy. 

Wolcott (Stuart) Telfer has moved to a very 
old brick house in Amherst (X. II.; and has 
been buying furniture for it at local auctions. 

Miriam Thompson works for the Tuber- 
culosis Council, the Blind Assn., and the 
Visiting Xurses Assn. of Lowell. 

Katharine (Walker) Born's husband is 
studying for a Ph.D. at Harvard. 

Elizabeth (Wanzer) Hill received her B.S. 
in 1931 from Carnegie Inst, of Tech. She is 
substitute librarian in Oakdale, Calif. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Alfred Diihrssen 



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I BB OT A CADEMY 




lertha Bailey, Principal 
\ox I Andover, Mass. 



Modem in equipment 
and in spirit. Rich in 
traditions. 

Excellent College Pre- 
paratory Record. Unusu- 
ally attractive general, 
academic, and post gradu- 
ate courses with special 
opportunities for Art, 
Music and Dramatics. 

Varied program of 
sports: teonia, hockey, 
basketball, riding, archery 
and golf. 

Recognized the country 
over. Less than an hour 
from Boston. 



NORTHAMPTON 

11 SCHOOL FOR GIRLS 1\ 
Exclusively for College Preparation 

Excellent record preparing girls for Smith and other 
colleges. Regular four- year preparatory course. One- year 
intensive course for high school graduates. 

Xine-acre campus — Outdoor sports 
SPECIAL REVIEW CLASSES FOR FlillKI ARY GRADUATES 

Principals: 
DOROTHY M. BEMENT. SARAH B. WHITAKER 

Address Secretary, Northampton School for Girls, 
Box S, Northampton, Massachusetts 



:hoate school 

600 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass. 

A. COUNTRY SCHOOL IN A MODEL TOWN 

For Girls: Boarding 11 to 19; Day 5 to 19 years 

College Preparatory and General 
Courses. Outdoor Life 

Augusta Choate, Vassar, A.B., A.M. 

Principal 



Stoneleigh-Prospect Hill 
School for Girls 

College Preparatory, Special Academic, and Post- 
graduate Courses. Exceptional opportunities for 
Music and Art. Mensendieck System of Physical 
Training since 1909. New fireproof building. School 
estate of 150 acres. Private stables, Riding Ring. 
Tennis, Golf and all winter sports. 

Principals 

CAROLINE L. SUMNER, Smith '90 

ISABEL B. CRESSLER 

Greenfield Massachusetts 



^ MaryABurnham 

School for Girls 

The best New England traditions 

Established 1877. Opposite Smith College campus 

College Preparatory and Special Courses; also 
)ne Year Intensi\-e College Preparatory Course. 

Special advantages in Music and Art. 

Outdoor Sports. Well equipped gymnasium. 

Miss Climena L. Judd, Principal 
Miss Hellene Kingsley, Associate Principal 
Northampton, Mass. 



v'ILLISTON 

=| A PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR BOYS 

(J JJ Tljpdern School on an Old foundation 

Siurqy New England Ideals 

Of Scholarship and Character 

With a Record of Sound Achievement 

Separate Junior school 

/fates from $700. io $1050. a year 
Cafa/ocJ, Illustrated Booklet on request 

ARCHIBALD V GALBRAITH, Principal 
Box 5. EASTHAMPTON, MASS. J 



Eaglebrook School 

A Junior School for boys, long known for thorough 
preparation, natural and intimate atmosphere, em- 
phasis upon the individual development of the normal 
boy, out-of-door life, and beauty of its surroundings. 
Course extends from primary grades to within two 
years from college, and meets Secondary Board and 
College Board examinations. Large faculty permits 
small classes. Regular work supplemented by music, 
art, manual arts, and dramatics. Excellent athletic 
facilities and training. 

A homelike and happy atmosphere provides the back- 
ground for work and play. 

Enrollment limited to eighty-five boys between the 
ages of eight and sixteen. 

C. THURSTON CHASE, JR., Headmaster 
Deerfield, Massachusetts 



Walnut Hill School 

Natick, Massachusetts 

Has specialized in preparing girls for 

leading colleges since 1893. 

50 acres for sports 

Modern Equipment 

17 miles from Boston 

Principal : 
FLORENCE BIGELOW, A.M. 



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J 11m Carrier), 1200 Beaver Rd., Sewickley, 
Pa. 

Mrs. Charles Van Petersilge (Helen Close), 
Wells St., Deerfield, Mass. 

Mis Edward S. Esty (Helen A. Greene), 40 
I M yden Av., Pawtucket, R. I. 

Mrs. Rock (Barbara Hines), 2821 Rio 
( '.ramie, Austin, Tex. 

Mi> Harold Livingston (Eleanor Loth), 
[42 W. Lost Rd., White Plains, N. Y. 

Mrs. Max 1 ). Llrkh (Esther Marsh), 4926 
Third Av. S., St. Letersburg, Fla. 

Mrs. Robert A. Thompson (Lorna Mason), 
2745 E. First St., Long Beach, Calif. 

Mrs. Walt her (Esther Pearson), 380 Tenth 
St., Portland, Ore. 

Marjoric Ward, 322 Union St., Springfield, 
Mass. 

I torothy Weed, 49 E. 91st St., N. Y. C. 
Ex- 1921 

Born. — To Elizabeth (Conroy) Le Blond a 
2d daughter, Patricia, Feb. 26, 1925, and a 2d 
son, Harold Jr., May 26, 1930. Address, 
Five Chimneys, Madeira, O. 

To Eleanor (Goodall) Vonnegut 2 sons: 
Walter Goodall, Oct. 22, 1925; Ralph Jr., 
July 23, 1929. 

To Esther (McLaughlin) Donahue a 2d 
child and 1st daughter, Ann, Aug. 5, 1931. 

Other News. — Elizabeth (Ellison) Smith is 
secretary of the P. T. A. of Pacific Palisades, 
Calif. 

New Addresses. — Mrs. Rollin Calkins 
(Ruth Brooks), 6730 Jeffery Av., Chicago, Bl. 

Mrs. Leslie B. Marshall (Lavinia Strange), 
U. S. S. Black Hawk, Asiatic Station, c/o 
Postmaster, Seattle, Wash. 

Mrs. John R. Currier (Catherine Webb), 
Andrews Rd., Greenwich, Ct. 
1922 

Class secretaries — A-K, Mrs. Edward T. 
Wakeman (Katharine Winchester), 169 Ridge- 
wood Av., New Haven, Ct.; L-Z, Mrs. Wal- 
lace W. Anderson (Constance Boyer), 2288 
Elm St., Manchester, N. H. 

Married. — Alice Chapman to Gorton R. 
Fonda, Oct. 3, 1931. 

1 )oris Flather to Harvey C. Richardson, 
Oct. 17, 1931. Address, 140 E. 40th St., 
N. Y. C. 

Ruth Katsh to A. L. Feinberg, Nov. 4, 1931. 
Address, 145 W. 71st St., N. Y. C. Ruth is 
still at Macy's, fashion merchandising. 

Elizabeth Neilon to John M. Manning, 
Aug. 24, 1931. 

Born. — To Ruth (Barnes) Lathrop a son, 
Thomas Holman, Mar. 23, 1931. 

To Dorothy (Chappie) Soper a son, John 
W'reford, June 21, 1931, in Billings, Mont. 

To Katharine (Gaylord) Alvord a daughter, 
Nancy, May 1, 1931. 

To Margaret (Humphrey) Windisch a 2d 
son, John McCalmont, Aug. 14, 1931. Ad- 
dress, 49 Butler Rd., Scarsdale, N. Y. 

To Katharine (Lacey) McKee a daughter, 
Florence Lacey, Oct. 21, 1931. 

To Violet (Ramsay) Townsend a 2d son, 
William Ramsay, Sept. 27, 1931. 

To Margaret (Schneider) Dermen a son, 
llaig Armen, June 22, 1931. 



Other News. — Marjorie Adams is study- 
ing at Middlebury, Vt. 

Pauline (Ames) Plimpton writes: "We are 
back in N. Y. C. after nearly 2 years in Paris. 
Most of last spring I spent back and forth be- 
tween London, where my husband was work- 
ing, and the children in Paris. This summer 
we had a house and garden in Sevres near the 
Bois de Saint Cloud." 

Margaret (Bergan) Wakefield is doing 
part-time work in a bookstore. 

Eleanor Chilton expects to be home from 
London soon. 

Isabel Harper is working at Yale under the 
Burton Fellowship, hoping to get her Ph.D. in 
June. 

Josephine (Jenks) Glad-Block and her 
daughter Joan are living with her family. 
She is taking a business course at Cleveland 
Col. 

Charlotte (MacDougall) de Kauffmann and 
her two children, Zilla Mathilde and Elizabeth 
Charlotte, are spending the winter with Char- 
lotte's parents, Rear Admiral and Mrs. 
MacDougall, at the Naval Operating Base, 
Norfolk, Va. Mr. de Kauffmann was a mem- 
ber of the Danish Commission to the League 
of Nations last autumn. He and Charlotte 
spent an interesting month in Geneva after a 
summer in Denmark. He has returned to the 
Far East via the Trans-Siberian Railway and 
Charlotte will join him next summer. 

Louise (Miller) Abell and her husband were 
among a hundred guests at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Lionello Perera, in honor of Adolf 
Busch, the great German violinist. Many 
famous musicians were present, including 
Toscanini, Kreisler, Damrosch, Martinelli, 
and Betti. 

Ruth-Alice (Norman) Weil saw Helen 
(Main) Bressler last spring and reports that 
Helen has not changed a bit. 

Eleanor (Rau) Leon has a new job with the 
U. S. Plywood Co., doing advertising. Her 
boss is a Smith '21 husband, so she hopes he 
will be a sympathetic listener when she breaks 
the news that she must go back to our Tenth. 

Irma (Rich) Gale will be at 401 Hillcrest 
Av., Orlando, Fla., after Feb. 1 for the winter 
season, and would welcome any Smith tourist. 

Dean (Roberts) Wolcott is still designing 
Christmas cards, and has had a request for 
the original sketch of one drawing. 

Marian (Swayze) Foster was in the hospital 
last summer and lost her father in October. 
She is busy with housework, child care, and 
the continuance of her father's insurance busi- 
ness. She hopes to be back in June. 

Dorothy (Taylor) Briwa toured New Eng- 
land and Canada on her recent wedding trip. 

Julie (Taylor) Faber had a splendid four 
and a half months' drive through Spain, 
where there was little to see in the way of dis- 
order and damaged property; then through 
France and Bavaria, where they kept house 
for 9 weeks. 

Jean (Whiting) Trowbridge's mother died 
last October. 

Gertrude (Windisch) Thoman is on her way 
to the Orient with her husband, after a honey- 



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moon in South America and a summer in 
Europe. 

\i w ADDRESSES. Mrs. Kent S. McKinley 
I Mary Polk), 24 Crane Rd., Scarsdale, X. V. 

Mrs. Gerard B. Townsend (Violet Ramsay), 
6 Jefferson PL, Montclair, X. J. 

Mrs. George G. Fox (Helen Dana Smith), 
l.mison St., Evanston, 111. 

Mrs. Roland P. Thoman (Gertrude Win- 
disch), 4051 Rose Hill Av., Cincinnati, O. 
Ex-1922 

MARRIED. Lucy Munce to Dr. Thomas 
Guyton, Oct. 24, 1931. Dr. Guyton has re- 
ceived an A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. from Ohio 
Male Univ.; is a member of XI honorary 
fraternity, and secretary of the Penn. Acad, of 
Science. He is chief entomologist in the 
Penn. State Dept. of Agriculture. 
1923 

Class secretary — Mrs. Rockwell R. Stephens 
(Isabel McLaughlin), 53 Reservoir St., Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

M \rried. — Madeline Cary to Maurice C. 
Fleming, Oct. 9, 1931, at Glens Falls, N. Y. 
Address, 593 Madison Av., York, Pa. 

Elsie Peterson to John W. Lonsdale, July 
17, 1931. She is still executive secretary of 
Hope Farm, a school for partially dependent 
children. Address, 14 Sutton PI. S., N. Y. C. 

Born.— To Margaret (Allan) Hood a daugh- 
ter, Emily Carolyn, Aug. 8, 1931. 

To Louise (Guyol) Owen twins, a 3d daugh- 
ter and 2d son, Dec. 12, 1931. This is 1923's 
first family of 5 children. 

To Isadore (Luce) Smith a 2d son, James 
Macaulay, Nov. 20, 1931. 

To Onnolee (Mann) Gould a 3d son, Thomas 
Alden, Sept. 6, 1931. 

To Helen (Paige) Streeter a son, James 
Paige, Oct. 31, 1931. 

To Marjory (Woods) Matthews a 3d child 
and 2d son, Thomas Clark Jr., Oct. 7, 1931. 

Other Xews. — Oriana (Bailey) Lank's 
husband is South American manager for the 
du Pont Co. They landed in Chile early in 
December and crossed by rail to Buenos Aires 
where they will be for the next 3 years. Ad- 
dress, c/o E. I. du Pont de Xemours & Co., 
Casilla 1535, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Margaret Bassett is working in Time's for- 
eign news and music depts. 

Anstes Dorinda (Cladek) Moore says she 
likes the life of a small town, including "the 
Literary Society," church suppers, etc. 

Sydney (Cook) Brucker and her husband 
have just moved into a house they have re- 
modeled. Address, 105 Hilton Av., Garden 
City, X. Y. 

Frances Ford spent Xew Year's Eve with 
Hildred Ramsay in Pasadena and returned 
east by way of Minneapolis where she visited 
Grace Meyercord. 

Josephine (Garrett) Brown reports her 
"previously unrecorded" children as Stella 
Wily, born Mar. 23, 1929, and Madelaine, 
born Dec. 15, 1930. 

Betty (Johnston) Cross has a 3-year-old 
daughter, Alexandra Sterling. 

Louise Leland is assistant to the director 
of the Cambridge School of Domestic Archi- 



tecture and Landscape Architecture, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Margaret (Macleay) Leavitt writes: "We 
have purchased a 375-acre farm northeast of 
Poughkeepsie for recreation and reforestation. 
Thousands of trees went in this fall and an 
order for 50,000 more for spring planting. I 
am interested in doing over the 16-room 
(Greek revival) house." 

Mary-Lois McMullen is spending the winter 
in Florida. 

Rosamond (Ingalls) Price and her husband 
are building up "one of the best farms in the 
country." They have 2500 chickens and, as 
side lines, geese, corn, apples, strawberries, 
and cord wood — "to avoid putting all the 
eggs in one basket." 

Alice (O'Leary) Byron is vice-president of 
the Chicago College Club as well as president 
of the Xorth Shore Smith Club. She is 
spending the winter in Lake Forest. 

Constance (Siegel) Littwitz has just re- 
turned from a 5 weeks' trip to California. 

Blanche (Treeger) Bickwit has a daughter, 
Barbara Jane, born May 29, 1927. Address, 
115 W. 73d St., N. Y. C. 

Xew Addresses. — Mrs. John G. Fritzinger 
(Muriel Clarke), 8115 Ardmore Av., Chestnut 
Hill, Pa. 

Katherine Debevoise, Green Village, N. J. 

Margaret Lamont, 375 Mt. Prospect Av., 
Newark, X. J. 

Ex-1923 

Born.— To Melinda (Trafford) Terry, a 3d 
son, Sept. 1931. The Terrys have been living 
in England for a year. 

Other News. — Eleanor (Warren) Pitarelli 
has returned to Xew York after a year in 
Italy. 

1924 

Class secretary — Anne de Lancey, 52 Pine 
St., Waterbury, Ct. 

Engaged. — Faith Ward to Frederick J. 
Libby, Bowdoin Col. and Andover Theol. 
Sem. After several years in the Congrega- 
tional ministry he became a teacher at Phillips 
Exeter Acad. In 1918 he served with a 
Quaker unit in reconstruction work in 
devastated France, returning to Europe in 
1920 as Commissioner for the American 
Friends' Service Committee, and worked in 
Germany, Poland, Austria, and Serbia. He is 
now executive secretary of the Natl. Council 
for the Prevention of War, with headquarters 
in Washington, D. C. 

Married. — Lois Bannister to Frederick 
Merk, June 1931. Mr. Merk is assoc. pro- 
fessor of history at Harvard, and Lois is 
asst. professor of history at Wheaton Col. 

Constance Moody to Percy Hodges Jr., 
Harvard '21, M.A. '30, June 14, 1931. Mr. 
Hodges is an archaeologist. 

Virginia Smith to Theodore Campbell Jr., 
Univ. of Pa. '24, Oct. 3, 1931. Catherine 
(Smith) Wilford '22, Virginia's sister, was 
matron of honor. 

Eleanor Taylor to John Hubbard Joss, Yale 
'25. Mr. Joss is practicing law in Mexico 
City. Address, Calle Arturo 24, San Angel, 
Mexico, D.F. 



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Born. 1 o Josephine 'Armstrong) Eaton a 
daughter, Josephine Armstrong, Nov. 13, 
1931. 

To Juliet (Bradford) Buchanan a 1st 
daughter and 2d child, Juliet Sophia, June 5, 
1931. 

To \ alentine I Paul I Phillips a son, Michael 
( arr, Sept. 17. 1931. 

To Selena (Reeder) Houston a daughter, 
|uK 15, 1931. 

Otheb News. Maylo (Adams) Hanger 
.md her husband motored east last summer, 
visiting Washington, New York, Cape ("od, 
Boston, Northampton, and seeing classmates 
en route. They visited Bernice (Millar) 
( luiK li in Painesville, ( ). 

Isabel (Aloe) Baer is doing work with the 
St. Louis Council for Adult Educ, which aims 
at Americanization of foreigners. 

1 ranees (Blomfield) Ilaynes has charge of a 
debating club in the school where she teaches. 

Mai Belle (Bowman) Sims has been presi- 
dent of the Atlanta (Ga.) Smith Club for the 
past 2 years. 

Ruth (Bugbee) Williams substitutes on the 
faculty of the Springfield (Mass.) Central 
High School when opportunity offers. 

( arlotta (Creevey) Harrison writes: "My 
time is spent keeping house, bringing up chil- 
dren, helping to run a sort of nursery school, 
raising Siamese cats, and urging 1924 to con- 
tribute to the Alumnae Fund." 

Elizabeth Ells spent last summer in Europe, 
traveling in France and England with Helen 
Hazen '23, and in Sicily and Italy with Char- 
lotte Cower '22. 

Jane (Griswold) Judge has a full-time 
position as supervisor at the Inst, for Child 
< Guidance in \. Y. C. 

Elizabeth (Hoiles) Hess's husband is mana- 
ger of the U. S. Gypsum Co. plant in Port 
Clinton, O. Address, 211 Washington St. 

Betty (Noble) Anderson and her husband 
have bought and remodeled a house in River- 
ton, X. J. "Selecting wall paper has been 
almost too much for our nervous systems, and 
I am sure that keeping the 20-some rooms 
clean will be altogether too much for mine!" 
Betty motored to Northampton with Anne de 
Lancey in October, to take in some of the 
Alumnae Week-End functions. 

Janet (Pagter) Johl is taking an extension 
writing course at Columbia Univ., and has 
joined the Writers' Club there. Janet and 
her husband took a short cruise to Bermuda 
last summer as relaxation after a year of illness 
in the family. 

Ruth Raisler is still working for a travel 
bureau. "Have decided my forefathers 
must have been sailors, as my greatest delight 
is being aboard a ship. Took a 21-day West 
Indies cruise last winter and went to Bermuda 
for Easter with Dorothy Churchill." Ruth 
spent the summer in Europe with her mother. 

Pauline Relyea is instructor in history at 
Mount Holyoke, after a year's study in Ger- 
many. 

Bess Romansky is director of women's ac- 
tivities at the V. M. 11. A. in Trenton, N. J. 
"I do anything from running indoor circuses 



to getting people to listen to Prof. Barnes on 
religion. It's great fun." 

While Hyacinth (Sutphen) Bowers's hus- 
band is teaching at Harvard, she is taking 
some courses at Radcliffe. 

Lois (Wilde) Hartshorne is spending the 
year in Germany and Poland with her hus- 
band, assoc. professor of economic geogra